Taking place on your large school field, this workshop is designed specifically for Key Stage One. Have your children experience the joy of launching their own rockets, putting into context the details of Neil Armstrong’s journey in Apollo 11 to the moon. This workshop is history focused but will also provide opportunities to tick off various maths objectives; applying skills in measure for both capacity and length! This thrilling outdoor experience will provide lasting memories and plenty of discussion points for your class for weeks to come!
The children will learn how to build their own rocket launch pads and everyone will have the opportunity to have a turn at launching their group rocket safely before we move on to an investigation!
We’ll discover that there was only 15 seconds remaining for Neil Armstrong and his team to land Apollo 11 before it ran out of fuel! The children will be challenged to land their own Apollo 11 rockets on our moon markers, experimenting with how the different amounts of ‘fuel’ added to the rocket changes the distance it travels, providing them with ample opportunity to apply their mathematical skills!
We will round up the workshop by exploring the sights Neil Armstrong and his team might have seen from Apollo 11! Children will get creative with some large scale, space themed artwork, exploring the stars, their constellations and their names. Inspiring your children and giving them the knowledge to try their hand at star gazing.
The workshop last 1.5 hours and is available to book 9.00am – 10.30am, 10.30am – 12.00pm, 1pm – 2.30pm.
Booking either 2 workshops to last 9.00am – 12.00pm or 1 workshop 1pm – 2.30pm is classed as a half day. Booking workshops to take place in the morning and afternoon are classed as a full day.
We will keep an eye on the weather forecast in the days running up to your booking. If heavy rain or strong winds is forecast we will contact you to reschedule the workshop as closely to your original booking as the weather and our availability will allow. Due to the nature of this particular workshop it is dependent on wind. Although the weather may be bright, we may have to reschedule if the weather is gusty due to risk assessments for the rocket launch.
Normally we can cater to a range of outdoor spaces and aim to show you a fresh perspective of how you can utilise the space you have available. But for this workshop we do require a playing field for the rocket launch activity. We are working to develop a version of the workshop to suit smaller settings, so please still get in touch if that’s the case!
Nope! We will arrive prepared with everything needed for the workshop. We bring all of the natural resources your class needs, so you can relax knowing you have a prep-free day!