Entries by Rachael Tapping

#LastStraw What do Whizz Pop Bang readers think?

After reading about the London Evening Standard’s excellent #LastStraw campaign to encourage cafés and restaurants to stop giving out plastic straws, we thought it would be interesting to find out what children thought about receiving their drinks with straws. Whizz Pop Bang is an awesome science magazine for inquisitive six to twelve-year-olds, so our readers and the […]

Plastic wrap – finding a solution

Thank you to all our concerned subscribers who have been in touch about the use of plastic wrap to package Whizz Pop Bang magazines. Whilst plastic wrap has lots of advantages – it keeps the magazines dry, is lightweight and affordable and protects the magazines from the rigours of the postal system, we’re very aware […]

January’s book competition

  This month we have a slightly different book competition for kids to enter, to help launch a brand new storybook ‘The DNA Detectives: To Catch a Thief’ written by Dr Mandy Hartley. Whilst there are lots of excellent reviews for this book, they are written by parents and Mandy would love to hear what children think […]

Article on independent children’s magazines in The i Paper

Great article in The i Paper yesterday about the rise of independent children’s magazines, with a lovely write-up for Whizz Pop Bang, Dot, Scoop and Anorak 😊 It’s so good to see we all have a common goal; to let kids be kids and to learn about the world through reading, play and of course experimenting! […]

The big red envelope has arrived! And who’s most excited…?

“I decided to get Oliver a subscription to @whizzpopbangmag for Christmas. It arrived today packed in this lovely festive red envelope, it was addressed to him and even had a little note saying ‘Open on Christmas Day!’. Oliver is really excited to find out what it is. He loved the fact it was addressed to […]

WIN Optical Illusions book 2!

Love science books? We do too! And we love helping kids to learn all about science, which is why we’re giving our readers the chance to win brand new, hot-off-the-press science books, cool hey?! We have TEN copies of OPTICAL ILLUSIONS 2 to give away!! To enter simply answer this question: Q. Optical illusions are tricks of the what? […]

Royal Institution Christmas lectures 2017

CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2017: The language of life Later this month the amazing Professor Sophie Scott will deliver the 2017 CHRISTMAS LECTURES from the Royal Institution. Sophie’s a neuroscientist, stand-up comedian and an expert in laughter!  She’ll be unpacking all the amazing ways in which humans and animals communicate, and to celebrate we’re taking a peek […]