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Best STEM-inspired gifts

We know about the importance of STEM, and helping to encourage children to explore, enjoy and become inspired by learning. There is a huge skills shortage and a big gender bias. This Christmas, we have put together a guide of STEM-inspired gifts to help spark imaginations and inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and […]

Great gifts for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

From pulling baubles off the tree and gazing at the lights, to reindeer onesies and meeting all the relatives, Christmas is a special time with babies. But what do you buy them as a gift? Most little ones will be more likely to play with the box than the gift, but we have put together […]

Brilliant books for kids

Books always make a good gift. Educational, inspiring and they don’t take up much space! At Raising Rebels, we list lots and lots of brilliant books for all age groups that challenge gender stereotypes and encourage children to aim high and sometimes think a little differently. We have put together a selection of some that […]

Meet the team: Louise Gathercole

Raising Rebels is lucky to have an experienced and committed Advisory Board, supporting our Founder in making decisions about the direction and focus of our work. We thought you might like to meet some of them – so we’re starting with Louise Gathercole, who is also one of our Directors. Louise is a former primary […]

Five books to empower your kids

The importance of books and the impact of reading to our children is well-documented. We believe stories can empower and inspire children to dream big, push limits and become the best version of themselves. These are five books (available from our resource hub) that we think should be on every child’s bookshelf. Malala’s Magic Pencil […]

11 great museums to visit with your rebels this summer

The summer holidays are fast approaching and we all know how unpredictable the weather in the UK can be. If the rain is pouring or you just fancy a day out with your rebels, why not head to one of these great museums? They have some brilliant special events over the holidays to educate, inspire […]

Five organisations everyone should follow and support

The Raising Rebels website curates resources for parents and teachers that help children to recognise and challenge gender stereotypes. We have a whole section dedicated to the inspiring organisations campaigning, lobbying and running programmes in schools to raise awareness and dismantle these damaging stereotypes. Here are five organisations we think everyone should follow and support. […]

Launching our #SummerRebels campaign

Today sees the launch of our #SummerRebels campaign. The campaign will run for six weeks across all of the Raising Rebels social media platforms – Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (you can find us @RaisingRebelsUK on all three). #SummerRebels aims to provide ideas and inspiration for activities, hobbies and outings that parents, carers and childcare professionals […]

The story of Raising Rebels

In early 2015, my daughter was born, and I suddenly started to see the world in a very different way. I’d always felt strongly about fairness, justice and equality in a social sense, but these values were magnified a thousand-fold when I became a parent. When my son came along in 2016, it got worse. […]