Tuesday 1 August: Half day workshops for either ages 6-8 years or 9-11 years. How does such a huge rocket actually get off the ground? Why does it "break up" and where do the astronauts sit? Come and find out in this fascinating and fabulously fun workshop and you even get to build and launch your own water rocket.
We have our very own rocket in The Centre. You can see it in the photograph at the top of this page. It is called a Petrel Rocket and was used as a sounding or research rocket. It was designed to carry instruments into sub-orbital flight and perform scientific experiments. The one we have is complete so we know it was never fired.
By looking at different rockets you can see they are all different sizes. There are good reasons for this so why not come along and find out more.
Please note that the workshop is for children only. We actively encourage adults to leave their children with us unless they require one to one support (please let us know in advance if your child has any additional needs). Please also read the additional information
Please be aware we are not specialist SEND providers and therefore we are unable to offer one to one support. If your child/children receive one to one care in school please contact us prior to booking to make sure that the workshop is suitable for your child/children's needs.
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