In just 5 days you will prove that, with the right tools and instructions, you can create a truly incredible product from scratch: namely your very own skateboard! Working in a small team with a skateboard maker, you'll design and build a fully functional skateboard all the way from conception through to prototype and finished product.
First you'll have to build a skateboard press. Then, you'll design, shape, cut and press the deck using plywood sheets. Once the deck is ready, you'll paint it and add graphics to customise your board. To finish off, you'll fix trucks and wheels. Ready for a road test!
This mission is delivered in partnership with the FAR Academy (www.thefaracademy.co.uk) who are unique in the UK in delivering skateboard building workshops with children.
TYPE OF MISSION
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
11 - 13 (Years 7 - 8). This mission is only open to children who have completed Year 6 and are ready to start senior school. Unfortunately we're not able to welcome younger children.
This mission is delivered by facilitators experienced in design and making with children, with a professional and educational background. We operate a ratio of 1:8. All facilitators are DBS checked and all our sites include several fully qualified First Aiders.
Five day mission, with a minimum booking of 3 days. Unfortunately because of the skill development involved, we are unable to accept children for just one or two days on this mission.
9.30am - 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.
The price for this five-day mission starts at £215 per child for 3 days. The mission can booked for 3 days or more. The daily 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.