It’s the first time he has really showed enthusiasm, particularly in socialising. He was actually speaking to us and having conversations, which is unlike him, and I think it’s been a worthwhile experience. We are really proud of him, really glad that he is actually engaged in this club “.
— Aunt of one of the participating young people

cultivating curiosity! 

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Curiosity Club is our collaborative youth work project with People Know How supporting young people in North Edinburgh to develop their science capital - building their curiosity about the world around them, confidence and relationships with families and role-models.

From April to June 2018, we piloted three clubs in different formats - an 8 week after school club in Craigentinny Primary and youth club in partnership with Craigentinny Community Centre (Donna Melrose, North East Youth Work Lead, City of Edinburgh Council) and an intensive science week at Leith Academy for students who didn’t go on a school trip. This was funded by the BBC Children In Need and Wellcome Trust Curiosity Fund.

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You can read our evaluation here and we will be sharing a practitioner-level guide with learnings and ideas for other people wanting to integrate science engagement with youth clubs!

Thank you to all the young people, parents, collaborators and funders!