CREWE, England, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
How do you create a beacon website? This is amongst many other questions that Jon Hickey, Director of Sales and Marketing at Timstar, is pondering whilst reviewing the ever-changing education landscape as the new curriculum takes shape for September 2014.
'It is our intention to take Timstar from a supplier of science consumables and equipment to a respected resource partner. We can only achieve this by offering innovative and inspiring content on our new website to be utilised by science teachers and technicians alike.'
Timstar's objective is to create a content hub to host resources that inspire children to learn science.
Timstar is responding to Michael Gove's proposed new science curriculum. The CBI's (Confederation of British Industry) Director of Employment and Skills states 'it risks squeezing out space for practical, hands-on experiments, which are vital to help children develop an interest in science from the start of school.'
However, the Department for Education insists that the proposed curriculum will give teachers more freedom with, a spokesman declaring 'The draft national curriculum is challenging and ambitious and will give every child the broad and balanced education they need to fulfil their potential.' Timstar wants to ensure this is the case by creating easily accessible content for teachers and technicians to intertwine with their teaching.
Timstar recognises that it will be a long and hard journey to become a champion website, but knows it is achievable after partnering with School Science, the UK's largest subject teaching association, who already have a website packed full of content and resources relevant to teachers and technicians.
To promote the launch of the new website, Timstar has launched its 'Bright Ideas' campaign, asking all science teachers and technicians to design/invent a product that aids science teaching. The winner will receive royalties on the sales of their product. This will take teachers' and technicians' ideas and inventions out of the workshop and turn them into real resources.
Timstar's website is launching on the 10th May, please take a look and give us your comments. http://www.timstar.co.uk.
SOURCE Timstar Laboratory Suppliers