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  • Education at the national Space Centre

    "The students really enjoyed and engaged with the mission"

    Geoffrey Whyne, teacher

  • Education at the national Space Centre

    "Thank you for giving the children such a unique experience."

    Ms de Bruyn, St Andrew's School, Weeley

  • Education at the national Space Centre

    "I will definitely be coming again!"

    Bronte Highfield, St. Andrew's Primary School

  • Education at the national Space Centre

    "It's rare to find engagement of this kind"

    Maria Stapenhill-Hunt, Thomas Deacon Academy

astronautgeorgeYippee! The school summer holidays are finally here and just in time, as we’ve had a busier July than usual this year. Time for a nice rest until September?


Well not quite as simple as that; as ever we like to fill our time here in the education team. Our main focus has been our summer activities. This year we have LEGO back again and we have been sent over one tonne of Lego for our visitors to get their hands on and build, build, build!


Not only are we letting you flex your construction skills but also your creative side will get a chance to shine. We are going to be running our Lego Stop Motion Studio all summer; you can come along and make your very own Lego movie, which we will put on our YouTube channel for you to share with your friends. Here you can see Megan’s attempt, maybe you think you can do a little better? We look forward to seeing your efforts over the next few weeks.



During this summer we are going to be running Fun Day Friday for our younger visitors. On Fridays during the summer holidays we are putting on special events for our littlest astronauts. This includes visits from Mike the Knight, Ben & Holly and other special guests.


There will also be special story time sessions at the top of the rocket tower. All this plus crafts, trails and special shows in the small theatre in our rocket tower is going to make these days extra special for our smallest visitors.


On top of all this we will be spending a lot of time (if we have any left) updating our workshops to make sure they are the best they can possibly be for our visitors. To help with this we are planning a special Education Activity Day that will take place on Saturday 14 September.


This is a chance for teachers to visit with their families, explore the National Space Centre and, in addition, see everything that we have to offer for schools. Visitors will get a chance to sample some of our workshops, as well as experience our inflatable planetarium and video conferencing systems. Not only this, but also we have a special admission price – Note: This is for teachers and their families, but it does need to be booked.


So we have lots going on and although only a few of our school visitors will be here during the summer months, we certainly will be keeping ourselves nice and busy. We look forward to seeing you all in September.