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Space Camps at Shrubland Street

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How it began...

Back in 2013, Mrs Poole and Mrs Whittaker launched the Space Camp programme initially just at Shrubland Street.  They now receive funding from the Stephen Hawking Foundation enabling access to space camps to a wider number of children across the UK. 

What are Space Camps?

Space Camps are overnight Space themed residentials, which we run in the school hall. We aim to emerse the children in the amazing world of Space Science through a range of different STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities. 


When are the Space Camps?

2018 - 2019

Year 6 - Thursday 24th January

Year 5 - Thursday 14th February

Year 4 - Thursday 21st March

Year 3 - Thursday 11th April

Unfortunately, this year we don't have the capacity to run an overnight Space Camp for Years 1 and 2.  Instead we will run and afternoon and early evening session - Watch this 'Space' for further information!


What does a Space Camp look like?

After the school day, the children go home for their dinner and then return to school with their kit bag in the early evening.  As they arrive they are allocated a tent (named after space missions!) and have time to set up their beds and unpack.  The children partcipate in a range of activities over the evening including night sky observations and physical astronaut training. 

In the morning, the children continue their Space learning, often with Space Amabssadors or other special visitors to the school.  After lunch, families are invited into school for a pupil led sharing assembly before an early finish to catch up on their sleep!

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