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Space Exploration Education Grant Awarded

A Rhyl based not for profit organisation working throughout North Wales in some of the highest areas of deprivation has been awarded a second space project to highlight future education, career prospects and opportunities within the space industry.

Director Moira Lockitt said ‘Since 2010 G2G Communities CIC / LEGO Education Innovation Studio has been pioneering Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) throughout North Wales to Schools, adults, community, business and industry using LEGO robotics, programming and a range of innovative delivery models. The success of these innovative programmes has been recognised during the past six years and we are extremely pleased that our proposal to the UK Space Agency ‘Full STEAM ahead’ has been successful. ‘During October 2016 to March 2017 G2G Communities CIC, in partnership with the OpTIC Technology Centre in St Asaph, will be delivering a range of free programmes to Schools and organising Family learning and career events and activities’.

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‘More information will be available in our Newsletter, here on our web site and social media, so if you would like to get the latest news watch this SPACE and please sign up or like us on facebook.com/G2GCommunitiesCIC’.

‘We are extremely grateful to the UK Space Agency for recognising our project suitable for funding and we are looking forward to highlighting the exciting opportunities available to people of all ages in a developing SPACE industry’.

Space Exploration Education and Outreach Grants

Awarded to eight partners for exciting new education and outreach activities projects
The UK Space Agency are delighted to be able to support these projects, which represent a diverse selection of cross-curricular activities that meet our education objectives in encouraging children to take up STEM subjects, raise awareness of careers in space-related areas, and raise awareness of the UK’s exploration programme.

Read more about the Space Exploration project on gov.uk/government/news/space-exploration-education-and-outreach-grants-awarded

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