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Dan Sullivan

Emiribox Ltd
Founder of Empiribox
Reading, United Kingdom
Dan Sullivan BSc PGCE QTS Dan Sullivan has been Head of Science at a number of inner city London schools – leading outstanding departments and taking several out of special measures. During 18 years of teaching he noticed that the number of pupils starting secondary school without basic science was increasing - and in 2014 he founded Empiribox, a complete solution to re-invigorate primary science. In developing Empiribox, Dan discovered that a lot of primary science was taught using just books or PPTs, because there was little access to all the equipment needed to deliver the NC. Children learn science best through hands-on investigations and, in order to ensure they’re reaching the learning objectives set out in the national curriculum, they need to learn the skills and method of undertaking investigations as well as the scientific knowledge. Empiribox provides UK primary schools with everything they need to meet these objectives, and to switch children on to science at an early age. Offering practical investigations equipment, lesson plans, support and regular CPD, the scheme is now used by over 1,500 teachers and benefits over 20,000 pupils across the UK.
Twitter: @ScienceSullivan