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 printing a limited run of the #RocketKidStories in time for a launch event at Parklands Primary on Monday 1st July.

We’re now taking orders for the first 1,000 copies to get the price down

Pre-order yours here now. £5 a copy or £3 a copy in classroom packs of 30. Or £2 for whole school packs of 100 or more (pls P&P).

Any questions, enquire 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.to read the back story and how a little lad in a Leeds School, Elton John and a few dads helped make this happen.

ORDER COPIES HERE NOW

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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