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Open to all UK schools in England, Wales and Scotland (Sorry we just won't be able to get over the water to Northern Island this time)

THE #ROCKETKIDS SESSIOn

This half day session for UK primary and secondary schools is based on the best selling book 'Rocket Boys' and movie 'October Sky" by Homer Hickam. It's a journey of aspiration, creativity and family which tells how a group of boys go from seeing a bright light in the October night sky to working for NASA. You couldn't make it up.

If there is a more inspiring story, it's probably Elon Musk's who, having read every book in the school library, taught himself to code and  helped develop and sell PayPal. He is spending the money on designing and building reusable rockets.

We tell his story in the session too!

For KS1/2 and KS3/4 learners, the 2 hour session consists of:

  • All school assembly - which tells Homer's 'Rocket Boys' Story, explains how rockets work with many links to the curriculum
  • Real rocket launch - outdoor launching to 500 feet with parachute recovery system
  • Rocket workshop - the chance for a class to make/fire paper rockets

If you haven't seen it, take a look at the 2 minute film below of a week we spent taking this session to schools across Norfolk for the Norwich Science Festival.

“THE CHILDREN WERE OVERWHELMED BY IT.
A STUNNING, STUNNING MORNING”

Dean Marshall – Head Teacher
Mill Hill Primary, Sunderland

“I BECAME A TEACHER
TO HEAR CHILDREN MAKE THAT NOISE”

Vic Goddard - Head Teacher
Passmores Academy/'Educating Essex'

OUR INSPIRATION

One of the people whose work inspired the formation of STEAM Co. was Prof Guy Claxton who said at the Kidcrafters event where we launched.

He said "We need to help children understand what they want to be great at and help them pursue that dream".

Similarly Lord Michael Heseltine and Prof Robert Winston who has emphasised the importance of inspiring and children in primary school to help them on their career and life trajectory.

So we were delighted to make a pledge to support National Careers Week 2018 the National by offering to run one of our half day 'Rocket Kids' sessions free for any school (primary or secondary) anywhere in the UK. 

But then we thought bigger... why just visit one school?

THE #RocketKids #INSPIRANATION UK Tour

We recently took a Tech Literacy and Coding STEAM Co. Day to schools in Cornwall London and Newcastle. The STEAM CoCo Code Day UK Tour. See film here.

Which gave us an idea... why don't we take the #RocketKids session to UK schools between Lands End and John o'Groats for National Careers Week and back for Science Week.

UK TOUR

We're going up the West Side of the UK and back down the East.

We still have places in the North East and Lincs and Cambs. Sign up below.

We'll also have to raise some money to cover this mammouth tour, either by having the schools make the donation of £300 we usually request for this session or getting companies to cover the cost of each or all of the sessions.

 

The schedule

Lift Off!! Sun 4th March Land's End

CAREERS WEEK 5-9 March

Mon 5th March AM - Cornwall
Mon 5th March PM - Devon

Tues 6th March AM - South Wales
Tues 6th March PM - Birmingham

Weds 7th March AM - Cheshire
Weds 7th March PM - Blackpool

Thurs 8th March AM - Cumbria
Thurs 8th March PM - Lakes

Fri 9th March AM - North West
Fri 9th March PM - North West

Sat 10th March - Dundee 

Sun 11th March - John O'Groats
 

CAREERS WEEK 5-9 March

Mon 12th March AM - North East
Mon 12th March PM - North East

Tues 13th March AM - North East
Tues 13th March PM - North East

Weds 14th March AM - York
Weds 14th March PM - Bradford

Thurs 15th March AM - Lincs
Thurs 15th March PM - Lincs

Fri 16th March AM - Cambs
Fri 16th March PM - Cambs

Sign up FOR SCIENCE WEEK HERE now

CASE STUDY COMPETITION

If you missed out this time, don't worry, tell us what you got up to in National Careers Week and you could win one of three great prizes:

  • #ROCKETKIDS Session - all school assembly, rocket workshop and a real rocket launch in your school
  • AIR ROCKET WORKS launcher set - make and fire your own paper air rockets
  • CRITICAL SKILLS BOOK - we have ten copies of Prof Bill Lucas' latest book, Teaching Creative Thinking thanks to Crownhouse Publishing

Enter the National Careers Week Case Study Competition here now.

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