Do you know that kites have been used for all sorts: fishing, lifting Ninja Warriors, acting as lightning rod conductors and even delivering letters and newspapers! On this mission, we’re going to make kites that take photos from the sky. Are you ready for an epic selfie?
Working in your team, you’ll get to build up the camera and Raspberry Pi kit. You’ll learn basic computing to allow you to take photos along with getting height readings and GPS co-ordinates.
Once you’ve got the tech ready, you’ll build the kite itself, learning kite making techniques and how to work with different kite materials like bamboo and Tyvek.
Then, you'll be ready for trial flights! You'll learn flying techniques, you'll test the technology and you'll start recording data for long-distance mapping. Your final challenge will be to unlock ‘secret shapes’ in the landscape to reveal hidden clues and ‘stitch’ images together to create your very own kite mapped Collage.
At the end of the mission, everyone will have a go at a selfie from the sky! Children will go home with their very own high quality Tyvek kite.
TYPE OF MISSION
Science & technology
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
08 - 11 (Years 4 - 6). 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.
Our Lead Facilitators tend to be practising Scientists or Engineers with experience of leading projects for children. They are supported by Educators. 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 between 3 and 5 days. If you are booking less than 5 days, we suggest choosing the beginning of the week to help the children truly experience the developing project.
The mission runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
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 £215 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