Posts by: alice

Dreaming Big with Astrophysicist Brooke Simmons

Dreaming Big with Astrophysicist Brooke Simmons

This week is Astronomy Week! We asked Astrophysicist Brooke Simmons to tell us a bit about how she got into space. Brooke is one of the scientists who has been working with us on Sound Science, our KS3 Science project…

SATs Don’t Have To Be Boring!

SATs Don’t Have To Be Boring!

It’s back to school and teachers are set for a busy half term prepping students for SATs. The question is, how do you keep your class engaged while doing continuous revision and mock papers? We all know traditional revision methods work…

Usman’s Story – Work Experience at now>press>play

Usman’s Story – Work Experience at now>press>play

My name is Usman Saddique, I am 14 years old and I go to the Petchey Academy. I got now>press>play as my work experience. Funny enough the company I worked for made experiences for people who are bored of studying the old…

A Teach First Graduate writes…

A Teach First Graduate writes…

Lorenzo McLellan is a graduate of the Teach First programme and a teacher at West Drayton Primary School. This blog originally featured on the Teach First website. I am a year 5 teacher in West London, now mid way through…

Holiday Workshops send Hackney kids to Mars

Holiday Workshops send Hackney kids to Mars

During the summer holidays in 2013, we ran free holiday workshops for children from the Regent’s Estate in Hackney. Local newspaper Hackney Citizen came along to see what we were up to… Children in Hackney were transported to Mars last…