This issue of SSR does not have a theme, but instead includes a range of articles, many of which involve practical work. From a primary/secondary school collaboration on wildlife study, to home-made apparatus for microscale chemistry experiments, to the properties of waves (the surfing variety), to using a bicycle to teach about forces, to the workings of a violin, to having fun with microscopy...and many others. Also there is an account of the highly successful Young STEM Leader programme in Scotland, and an important article on a research review conducted by Ofsted focused on science education. Truly an issue for everyone!