The Hive’s new flying mission! Inspired by Leonardo’s amazing machines, this week-long project is all about INVENTION. Your challenge: dream up, design and build a machine that can fly long enough for you to win Gold at our inaugural Air Show!
First you will need to investigate the forces of flight: how does a flying machine lift? How does it push against gravity? What is the force that makes it move forward? Then come the design and aeronautics: will it glide, will it use a propeller like a helicopter, wings like a plane, buoyancy like a hot air balloon or ballistic flight like a rocket?
On this mission, working with your fellow engineers, you will get the chance to create, build and test lots of different machines such as parachutes, air balloons, planes, catapults, ballistae, rockets and helicopters. One machine per team will then be chosen to compete in the final challenge!
If all goes well, you will be taking to the skies on the last day of the mission* to take part in our very own Air Show– albeit on a smaller scale! Which team's flying machine will win Gold? Aerobatics optional ☺
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. Children will be put in small working groups throughout the week according to their age. 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.
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 the flexibility to book 1 - 5 days.
9.30am - 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.
The price for this five-day mission starts at £72.00 per child for one day. 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.