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Whizz, bang, pop | Key partners working with the virtual school | Birmingham City Council

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Whizz, bang, pop

Birmingham virtual school are proud to partner with Whizz, Pop, Bang.Whizz Pop Bang was launched in August 2015, following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign.

Physics graduate and science communicator Jenny Inglis set up Launchpad Publishing in order to create a top-quality, gender-neutral, advert-free magazine for families everywhere, including her own three children, who are always more than happy to test experiments and activities at home!

We are delighted to add this resource to our offer as they will help us to support our children develop their science skills and knowledge ready for their journey into secondary school.;

Whizz, Bang, Pop is written for primary aged children from ages 6 to 12 years.

It is a 36 page glossy magazine that is written by expert science writers, such as Isabel Thomas, who is the author of more than 100 children's science books.

The magazine has been nominated for various awards including being shortlisted for the Teach Primary Awards in 2019, and People's Champion Finalist for the Start up awards 2018.

From autumn 2020, Birmingham Virtual School will be sending out this new magazine to all children in mainstream schools in year 5 and 6.

We are hoping to inspire interest in Science Technology Engineering and Maths subjects through the content which we hope will appeal to all readers! In turn this will also help to support both literacy and reading.

The magazine is full of facts, puzzles, news and simple hands-on experiments that can easily be done at home or in school. It is an educational resource and as such also comes with downloadable learning resources for exploring science based topics at home.

These resources can be accessed by carers in order to support home learning.

Find out more about Whizz, Pop, Bang.