An Accretion of Science Writers

Thirty science writers and teachers who write have formed a group to support and promote brilliant science writing for children and young adults.

Science writing for young people should inspire as well as teach; it must be map and guide. Young people need to be free to explore the universe through words. The writing must be very good.

This takes technical expertise; literary skill and an understanding of children’s learning. Our science writers’ circle brings writers together to share these skills to write outstanding science texts.

We meet online with a forum for sharing, discussion and feedback. We are a community with a common goal: brilliant science writing for young people.

The group is called the science writers’ circle and we are one week old. Watch this space.



  1. Yes – I used this book a lot when I did my PGCE. It was already 10 years old then (now 30 years old!) Thank you for sharing the link – it’s great half-term reading. Just the start makes me think very little has changed:

    “Research had shown that teachers in British secondary schools had comparatively little faith in the potential of reading as a useful aid to effective learning. Research had also shown that school students were failing to engage actively with the texts they were reading and believed that, so long as what they read was vaguely sensible and relevant, it would somehow be absorbed; if not, that was because they were too dim and there was nothing they can do about it.”

    Speak soon! Ben


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