Tinkering with Space Engineering NN026 / A21

Start date
26 Nov 21
3 Days
Virtual, Zoom, Remote delivered CPD View on Google Map

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Bring engineering into your primary school through the exciting topic of Space Exploration. This 3 session course will take a blended approach, being delivered by both remote and a face to face hands-on practical workshop. The activities are based around the European Space Agency’s (ESA) new robotic rover Rosalind Franklin and NASA’S Mars rover, Perseverance. There will be an opportunity to design, build and test models using basic materials and the latest technologies for robots including robotic arms, rovers and space probes. Teachers will work through a complete unit of work on the progression of rocketry skills across the primary curriculum.

Session timings will be confirmed nearer the time. Please contact Gill Humes if you have any questions.

Who is it for?

Primary WAU co-ordinators and teachers.

What topics are covered?

Engineering/ technology/ space

How will you learn?

This is a blended course, some learning will be online and some face to face

How long is this course?

3 days

Course Leaders

Gill Humes

Who is the course leader?


Participants will:

  • experience a range of activities designed to engage and excite pupils in engineering activities linked to space exploration
  • acquire a range of engineering skills, through hands on experience and consider how these can be used back in the classroom
  • reflect on the progression in scientific skills and consider ways to support colleagues back in school.


1 Tinkering with Space Engineering - day 126 November 202100:00-00:00Virtual
3 Tinkering with Space Engineering - day 203 December 202100:00-00:00Virtual
3 Tinkering with Space Engineering - day 321 January 202200:00-00:00Virtual


Please note - if you work at a state funded school or college in Northern Ireland you will eligible for the ENTHUSE Bursary upon full attendance on this course

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* Your school or college will receive the bursary on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£180.00 +VAT
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£180.00 +VATStandard bursary available*£425.00

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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The bursary value may be higher for your school or college.

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Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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