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Snow doesn't stop us!

 karenDespite the bad weather, life in the Education Team doesn’t stop!

Even though some schools have postponed visits to us here and our outreach trips to them, our virtual classroom has remained open. Even though there is snow and ice covering the roads we still have lots of things to do.

There is no need to battle through the snow or slide around on the ice. One of our Space experts can appear in any classroom around the world, just like our picture here, ready to answer questions, build space stations or co-ordinate rescue efforts on an island in danger! It is certainly something worth considering  if you can't actually visit us.

We have been using any extra time from postponed activities to bring forward training for the newer members of our team. This keeps everyone up to date on the continuing improvements and changes we make to our programmes, so we can be sure every school has the same fantastic experience when they visit.

Three of us are heading up to Newcastle this week to spend a day discussing how science centres around the UK can contribute to the future of education in our country. We’re all passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists and mathematicians so we’re looking forward to bringing back even more new ideas to Leicester, and to our visitors.

From our Blog:

Shuttle launch in the Challenger Learning Centre.As we wave goodbye to the summer we are ready to welcome all of our school visitors back to the National Space Centre. We are especially excited as we have a multitude of new goodies ready to offer for the new school year!

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Scouting and Guiding:

Fantastic packages for Scouting and Guiding Groups.

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Space Missions:

Blast off on one of our specatacular space missions!

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