Practical Science for home-education

Practical science in Devon & the south west to support your child’s learning

Sciencedipity’s practical science clubs for home education are suitable for primary aged children aged 6-12, who will receive the British Science Association’s Crest Award after completing 8 activities. Younger siblings are welcome too at a reduced fee.

We’re in these locations on these dates PLUS Barnstaple on Friday afternoons 2-3.30
(Some dates have changed due to Coronavirus -see below)

sciencedipity home-ed science club spring summer term

We also have some stand-alone workshops for home-ed families at venues who haven’t got a regular club.

The club’s key features are:

    • The club is fortnightly, date & time depends on the location (see below).
    • Suitable for primary aged children aged 6-12, who will receive the British Science Association’s Crest Award after completing 8 activities.
    • Club costs £12.50 per child per session. Children can be dropped off but parents/carers are welcome to stay and join in too.
    • Younger children (3-5yo) are welcome with accompanying adults at £5 each if participating but only older children can get the award.
    • Each session is 90 mins long. There are 10 sessions running from feb-aug (updated due to COVID-19), with each session covering different topics. To see this term’s topics, click here.
    • Download & print the Superstar Crest Passport here for us to stamp to record your progress.
    • Sessions are also valid for Children’s University Passports.
    • Join our Facebook group
    • Science kits are available to purchase and we’ll bring them to your session for you (they can not be posted).

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Spring/Summer Timetable

** please note the rescheduled dates due to COVID19 – these are tentative until we know for sure **

Bookings for these are open, click on the relevant button below:

Bideford – Mondays 2.15- 3.45
Northam Community Centre, Fore St, Northam, Bideford EX39 1AW
on the following dates
Feb 24th,  March 9th, May 18th, June 1st, June 15th, June 29th, July 13th, July 27th, Aug 10th & Aug 24th

Book a Northam Session


Launceston – Tuesdays 10.30-12
The Ambulance Hall, Westgate Street, Launceston, PL15 7AE
on the following dates
Feb 25th, March 10th, May 19th, June 2nd, June 16th, June 30th, July 14th, July 28th, Aug 11th & Aug 25th

Book a Launceston Session


Tiverton – Wednesdays 10.30-12
Old Heathcoat Community Centre, 81 King St, Tiverton EX16 5JJ
on the following dates
Feb 26th,  March 11th, May 20th, June 3rd, June 17th, July 1st, July 15th, July 29th & Aug 12th & Aug 26th

Book a Tiverton Session


Exeter – Thursdays 10.30-12 
Newtown Community Centre, Belmont Park, Gordon Rd, Exeter EX1 2DH
on the following dates
Feb 27th,  March 12th, May 21st, June 4th, June 18th, July 2nd, July 16th, July 30th, Aug 13th & Aug 27th

Book an Exeter Session


Kingskerswell – Thursdays 1.30-3 
Kingskerswell Public Hall, Newton Rd, Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot TQ12 5ES
on the following dates
Feb 27th,  March 12th, May 21st, June 4th, June 18th, July 2nd, July 16th, July 30th, Aug 13th & Aug 27th

Book a Kingskerswell Session


Minehead – Fridays 1-2.30
Minehead Eye, 1 Mart Rd, Minehead TA24 5BJ
Feb 28th,  March 13th, May 22nd, June 5th, June 19th, July 3rd, July 17th, July 31st, Aug 14th & Aug 28th

Book a Minehead Session


Barnstaple – Fridays 2-3.30
Barnstaple Library (Room 3B), Tuly Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1EL

March 6th, March 20th, May 29th, June 12th,  June 26th, July 16th, July 24th & Aug 7th, Aug 21st & Sept 4th
Book a Barnstaple Session


 

Older children/teens

Ruth from Sciencedipity offers tuition for older children in particular in Biology and Microbiology. She is a Biomedical Scientist & qualified teacher, and currently teachers part-time on the degree at the local college to her home town of Barnstaple, as well as private 1-2-1 sessions and her private lab-based courses for teens. Please get in touch to find out more.

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