DOWNLOAD, ONLINE OR THE BOOK?

You can download and read the first story below,, or read it online.

If you can wait, we’re publishing them as our first book - all the short stories with an associated creative activity for you to work on with your kids.

We’re aiming to have those out on Monday 1st July for our #ARTofCOMMUNITY event at Parklands Primary in Leeds.

To register for news on that sign up here.

If you’d like to know more about how these stories came about and how Elton John - a dad, his story and his art inspired them, click here.

STORY 1:

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WHAT WILL IT BE? PLAN A, B OR Z?

JUST PART OF HOMER HICKAM’S AMAZING LIFE CHANGING TRUE STORY

Read how a lad in a dead end coal mining town was inspired to literally reach for the stars one October night.

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STORIES 2 TO 7

If you enjoyed story 1, just sign up and we’ll email links to the the other 6 to you:

  • Elton John - How the Rocket Man got lucky, by getting out

  • Elon Musk - Leaping over the learning pit

  • Dr Helen Sharman - the out of this world job advert

  • Yusaka Maezawa - the billion dollar hitch hiker

  • Mary Jackson - the biggest maths challenge

CLICK HERE to sign up

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THE #ART OF ROCKET DADS

This is part of the #ARTCONNECTS19 Festival which was inspired in no small way by art, a story and a dad and a film he made about his life called ‘Rocket Man’.

Watch the film below of a talk that STEAM Co. co-founder Nick Corston gave at a literacy conference to launch the Rocket Kid Stories the day that Elton John’s film came out in the UK and how it set off a chain of events.


TEN MINUTES A DAY

See the film below by Save the Children to stress the how just ten minutes a day could change everything. It’s part of their ‘Read On, Get On’ campaign with the National Literacy Trust about the importance of reading.

This film shows how a boys life unfolds in a nightmare scenario after his dad, tired after a day’s work suggested they watch the telly instead of reading and fell asleep…

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