* Sophie Franklin

Sophie FranklinSophie Franklin is the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) Postgraduate Researcher, based at Bristol ChemLabS.

Sophie attended The Royal Latin School, Buckinghamshire, from September 1999 to June 2006, where she studied A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Geography. After leaving school, Sophie attended the University of Bristol, and in June 2010, graduated with a BSc in Chemistry.

As part of her final year degree project, Sophie participated in the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme (UAS), where she attended St John's Primary school, Bristol, 3 times a week and wrote her dissertation titled; "After the removal of KS2 science SATs, is the 'practical approach', the best way to educate, inspire and assess?". Sophie gained experience not only in teaching, but also had the opportunity to be involved in the ChemLabS Gifted and Talented day held at Badminton School, where she assisted in workshops for 30 Year 5 & 6 pupils from local primary schools.

Wanting to continue research involving primary school education, Sophie started studying for a Masters Degree in Chemical Education in September 2010, researching and evaluating projects set up by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) over the last 12 years. Sophie aims to help ensure that the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) projects are successful and beneficial to pupils across the UK, whilst also becoming more involved in Outreach with Bristol ChemLabS.
Email: sophie.franklin@bristol.ac.uk