This issue has been curated with 'community' in mind, with reflections on both the 2021 ASE Online Annual Conference and the International Day debate, and articles focusing on sharing practice, research and supporting discussion in our community, including using the Great Science Share for Schools in Nepal, research into student teachers' use of questions to promote observation and curiosity, encouraging children to read science books for pleasure, case studies from the Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST) team, and an article about the use of plastics as a socio-scientific issue.