We are thrilled to announce that our Founder Rick Hall has been awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship. This month-long travel fellowship will enable Rick to travel to South Korea and India later this year, to research and study their respective (and contrasting) creative approaches to science teaching and learning.
Rick will also be visiting and learning from inventor and toy maker, Professor Arvind Gupta at Pune University. Watch his talk below for a wonderful insight into his work. You can watch his full TED Talk here.
"Our core belief is that children learn by doing - by touching, feeling, cutting, sticking -- pulling things apart, putting things together. We believe that this hands-on science helps them relate to curriculum and get conceptual understanding. We believe this will revolutionize the way children learn. A child lighting up a LED with a Syringe Generator is more likely to light up his village tomorrow." Prof Arvind Gupta
Rick's fellowship will also allow him to develop practical ways to create resources for UK schools, drawing on art and science, creativity and curiosity. Thank you to the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust for awarding our unstoppable founder this fellowship, for it will enhance him in his quest to ignite creativity in children everywhere.
Watch this space for updates.