Hi all, sorry to burst into your forum. I'm tutoring a Y8 child outside of school, his attendance was extremely poor and he was permanently excluded from first his school and then the PRU. He has been completely without education since April of Y7. My job is to engage him with learning, with English and Maths I'm making progress of a sort, but I'm struggling with science. I need to teach him some absolute basics; he's mid to high ability, I have no history of his learning at all. Today I did a practical taken from my daughter's newspaper... and it seemed to interest him, I'm looking for ideas which are really simple, interesting and, as a bonus, might be connected with the KS3 SoW, I realise it's a big ask. I have no idea what the future holds for this child, but I'm certain that an interest in learning will make what has so far been an exceptionally troubled life a little less difficult, which is why I'm jumping through hoops for him. Do you have any ideas that might help me? Long or short term would be brilliant. Thanks.