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This content has not been rated yet. (Write a review) have launched a new primary science series focusing on novel ways to help teachers assess pupil progress (APP)

In the first video, ‘The Big Stink’, continuing professional development trainer, Deborah Herridge, introduces teachers to the delights of bringing practical science investigations into the classroom.

The Big Stink

Take a look at the ‘Big Stink’ video showing teachers getting to grips with Deborah Herridge’s CPD training.

Deborah said: ‘I wanted to give teachers something that showed not only how an investigation would work, but also how it can stand alone as a really good science experiment that fits into any particular topic.’

In ‘The Big Stink’, Deborah takes teachers back to Victorian England and challenges them to clean up a polluted River Thames. Using everyday ingredients to create a sewage substitute, she shows them how introducing fun exercises into the classroom can help with assessing pupil progress. She also encourages children to think about how they can look after the world they live in.

As one teacher comments: ‘It is much more interesting than just looking in books all the time. It’s really practical and hands on with cross-curricular links – the children will absolutely love it.’

See more videos like this on the website.