One of the Royal Society’s goals is to invigorate science and mathematics education. We want ‘science for all’ – to restore the interest of young people in science and mathematics, so that people’s lives are enriched and the needs of the economy are met. Our position in the science community, combined with an excellent reputation in the education community, means that we can provide influential, unique policy advice, and support activities that bring together the best of science and education for the future of young people.
Our education outreach encompasses the needs of both teachers and students <http://royalsociety.org/education/
> . We have two flagship schemes that are bringing benefits to schools and colleges across the UK.
Our Partnership Grants scheme <http://royalsociety.org/Partnership/
> awards grants of up to £3,000 for science projects run at a primary or secondary school or college, in partnership with a professional scientist or engineer. These projects allow pupils to experience science first hand, by working with professional scientists and engineers on exciting, investigative projects.
Our Associate Schools and Colleges scheme <http://royalsociety.org/Associate-Schools/
> comprises a UK network of enthusiastic teachers from primary schools, secondary schools, sixth form and further education colleges and from both the state sector and independent sector. Associate Schools and Colleges benefit from close links with the Royal Society and access to our resources and expertise. Being a part of the Associate Schools and Colleges scheme also gives teachers the opportunity to have their say and to feed their views into the work of the Royal Society and engage with our projects and activities.
We provide a range of creative science teaching resources for Key Stages 2-5 on our Invigorate <http://invigorate.royalsociety.org/
> website. All our resources are based on the work of scientists connected with the Royal Society, allowing teachers and students to find out how science in the past is relevant for our lives today, or how the latest scientific research might impact on society.www.royalsociety.org/education