PrimarySpace: The Importance of STEM Outreach

On the 12th September PrimarySpace launched their first event to engage primary school students in STEM and space. Hosted at the University of Sussex this 1-day event saw 750 Year 5’s and Year 2’s get the opportunity to see the Mars Rover (Airbus) in action, understand how Reaction Engines are building an air augmented rocket through the medium of Lego and holograms and hear how satellites connect students all around the globe (Avanti).

It was my privilege to be involved in supporting the team and companies; Airbus, Reaction Engines and Avanti who got involved with talks and demonstrations. You can find out more from the @primary_space twitter feed and on the Latest TV coverage:

The whole day was a fascinating eye-opener with students getting excited about science and space. With the majority voicing their enjoyment of maths and science and the insightful questions at the demonstrations and around the exhibition was great to hear.

Events like these that can reach such a large demographic of students in just one day to open up the opportunity of space and the value of STEM is key to the future workforce across industries in the UK.

A few snaps from the @primary_space twitter feed.

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