Do you know that there are millions of asteroids whizzing all around our solar system? Can you guess how fast they travel? What do you think they’re made of? Do you believe they could have life on them? Well, this is your opportunity to find out…
Rumour has it there is an asteroid out there with a landscape that can sustain life: it’s called Asteroid B612. It’s home to three volcanoes, dozens of baobab trees, a single mysterious rose and 44 sunsets a day! It even has a young prince living on it!
What if there were other asteroids like this one? Hidden planets with great moons, spitting volcanoes, dense forest canopies, deep oceans brimming with life, vast plains populated by extraordinary fauna and puzzling creatures? If you could discover any planet, what would it be like?
With this mission, you’re going on a space expedition to create some pretty big asteroids! You’ll also have to decide what asteroid life is like: how do you breathe? Is it flat or full of mountains? Icy or covered in sand dunes? Jungle-like or desolate? What do you eat there? Where do you find water? And… WHO might live there?
To bring your asteroids to life, you’ll learn lots of exciting techniques: how to make giant spheres out of papier mâché, how to use print making to build landscapes, how to capture sun flares, how to create stop motion theatre, how to design a scenic backdrop, how to weave natural materials to construct props. As the mission progresses, you’ll also get to master the art of shadow puppetry: learning to design, make and animate the creatures you’ve invented to tell the story of your asteroids.
The mission will conclude with an exciting shadow puppet performance bringing the children’s asteroid voyage to life for parents.
TYPE OF MISSION
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
8 - 11 (Years 4 - 6). Because of the nature of this mission and the specific skills and activities involved, it is only suitable for children 8 or older. If you have any question about this or if you are unsure and would like to talk through with us, please free to call or email the team. We'll be very happy to advise.
Both Lead and Support Facilitators on this type of mission are Practising Artists with experience of delivering arts-led projects with children in the outdoors. Parents always receive a full list of facilitators a week of so before the start of camp. We operate an overall ratio of 1:8 in our camps. All facilitators are DBS and reference checked; all undergo The Hive in-house safeguarding training. Sites include several fully qualified First Aiders.
Five-day mission with the flexibility to book 2, 3 or 5 days.
The mission runs from 9.30am to 4pm.
Extended care is also available from 8.30am to 6pm - an additional charge applies.
END OF MISSION SHOWCASE
All Hive missions finish with an exhibition, showcase or performance for parents.The format depends on each particular mission. We usually ask parents to arrive between 15 and 30 minutes early to get the most out of the showcases.
Prices for this mission start at £140 per child for 2 days. The price decreases as more days are booked. We also offer sibling, multi-week and group discounts. Please click here to see our price list.
One free Hive T-Shirt is given to each child on this mission. Replacements will be charged for at a rate of £8 per T-shirt.