Cheltenham Children’s Festival

From Director, Cheltenham Science Group


Cheltenham Science Group were part of the first ever Cheltenham Children’s Festival on Saturday 28th May.  We were exploring space technology.  Families enjoyed launching balloon rockets and popper rockets – some flew all the way up onto the balcony of the Town Hall!  The real spacesuit that we had borrowed from Cambridge Science Centre was incredibly popular. We knew we had to train hard to be a real astronaut like Tim Peake, though, which is why families could also complete the first two space to earth missions. Even the grown-ups enjoyed space hopping 100 m and there was always a queue for the exercise bike.  Altogether, we managed 25.4 km during the 3 hour event, which gets us into the stratosphere. We hope that we have inspired lots of families to go home and try and complete all of the missions together!


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