Wilkins-Franklin Workshop

The Wilkins-Franklin Workshop is a two week programme for primary schools run by senior secondary school pupils from King Edward’s School, under the supervision of secondary school teachers. 

The two afternoons include a variety of experiments and demonstrations across all sciences (biology, chemistry and physics) with an emphasis on fostering critical thinking and scientific curiosity.

Workshops are for keen pupils in Years 5 or 6 and usually happen on two Friday afternoons in the equipped chemistry laboratories. 

Named after Maurice Wilkins, an alumnus of King Edward’s School, and Rosalind Franklin, a pivotal yet often overlooked and under-credited female figure in the DNA discovery saga, the workshops are aimed at both young girls and boys from all diverse backgrounds. 

Pupils gain valuable outreach experience and are inspired to pursue future roles in science education.

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“I wanted to extend my sincere thanks for the fantastic science workshop you recently organised. The level of organisation and engagement was truly exceptional, and it made a lasting impression on both the children and myself. The way the students structured the workshop, incorporating interactive activities and hands-on experiments, was incredibly effective in capturing the children’s interest and nurturing their curiosity about science. It was evident that a lot of thought and effort went into planning each aspect of the workshop, and it certainly paid off. The children absolutely loved it! Your team’s dedication and passion for science education are truly inspiring, and I want to thank you once again for all your hard work in making the workshop such a resounding success.”

Teacher, Oasis Academy Foundry

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