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Learning Together!

We are proud to announce our partnership with the Independent Schools Portal helping children and schools to learn collaboratively powered by technology.

Here at The Wonder Why Society our purpose is purely to allow children to benefit from the power of digital collaboration – to think and ask and learn together. When we are born, we are all naturally curious. Children learn by being playful, by working together and developing thoughts and problem solving. What is more, we learn best when we are able to drill down into the subjects we love whether that’s knitting or skyscrapers it really doesn’t matter.

Since we launched in January we have been buoyed not only by the educational benefits of working together but also by the social ones. Through the platform children from all types of backgrounds and cultures are interacting. At The Wonder Why Society everyone is anonymous and so blissfully free of any labels – they simply are like-minded ‘wonderers’ – working together, giving mutual support and believe me the feedback they have given each other is marvellous and heart-warming. We have heard stories from teachers heralding the absolute surprise when the quietest child in the class is suddenly motivated to take part online; the platform simply empowers them and peer to peer learning takes on a whole new level merely by taking down the walls of the classroom.

​Add to that the guidance from our teachers who use blooms taxonomy to stretch the learning sprinkle on a response from an industry expert who can contextualise the whole process and the result is motivated, purposeful learning. A shared world of learning and creativity, no matter who you are or what you are good at.
We would like to add you to the mix. To take your learners on a top-secret mission of discovery where wonder has no bounds. Come join us on our mission to put the wonder back into learning.

Our Discovery – Discover Us

My story began with my own children, constantly asking questions.

Why is the sky blue? How does the wind blow?

I remember when my children were very small and they were just discovering the world- the buzz of a bee, the shape of a cloud, the sound of an aeroplane overhead. As an adult I realised I’d forgotten how wonderful the world was and how awesome it was to discover it for a second time.

With their constant questioning, I turned to the internet to discover answers but found safe, child friendly sites rare.

I came up with the idea of writing stories for children that explain how things work and why they happen. From there my idea grew, I collaborated with some awesome people and The Wonder Why Society was born – a place where children can share their questions and collaborate with each other to find answers or explore ideas and opinions safely.

We should never stop wondering, thinking and being curious because it is the lifeblood of innovation and progress. Since our journey began last year we have worked with children who have all been inspired to learn more. We have had feedback from teachers and children whose learning journey has changed because of Wonder Why.

Mrs. Read, Deputy Head and teacher in one of our pilot schools told us. “Wonder Why has inspired children to engage with an online tool. It has developed independent learning and engagement outside of the classroom giving children an opportunity to debate, question and respond to each other safely. Children who, in the classroom can be difficult to engage have been inspired to share their thoughts, to have the confidence to question responses, to research their answers and to regularly post online. Wonder Why has been an asset in my classroom, a new innovative way to enhance teaching. It promotes independent learning and collaboration and has inspired children who can be apathetic and disinterested in learning.”

Take your class on a wonderful, top secret mission of discovery!

Sam