Innovation Birmingham-based collaborative educational platform The Wonder Why Society has launched a campaign to acquire funding in a bid to get its ‘Project Grabbity’ educational learning books into homes throughout the UK, and publish engaging and light-hearted books on the principles of science.
Opting to boost the campaign for the first educational book via the KickStarter platform, the appeal was launched on July 18th, and will run up until August 17th with a target of raising £10k.
Now half way through the campaign, The Wonder Why Society has received over 40 backers from all over the world. Reflecting on the campaign so far, Matt Yarnall, Project Manager at The Wonder Why Society said:
“Project Grabbity is a culmination of effort from across the Wonder Why team. We have managed to present educational information in a way that is appealing and engaging for young people. The books follow four children that make up the Society, as they embark on adventures revolving around the concept of gravity.
“We are really thrilled by the response that we’ve received since opening up the call for funding, and hope that we can achieve our target of getting hard copies of these books into schools throughout the UK.”
Supporters of the campaign will receive their own personalised book and access to customised artwork.
The platform is now in its first full academic year, supporting The Wonder Why Society’s reach out to over 120 schools in the UK, educating and entertaining almost 4,000 children.
Aimed at primary school children between five and eleven years old, the collaborative platform currently has five partners, including Rymans, Birmingham Airport, Shakespeare School Foundation, Connect Futures and Children’s University.
Launched in January 2016, the team is now six-strong and has based its operations at Innovation Birmingham’s flagship facility iCentrum for the past year.
To find out more about the Kickstarter campaign, visit the link here.