Stretching across Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador is the richest, most diverse mountain range in the world - the Northern Andes. And hidden within its dizzying peaks is an experiment set to change the future. A vertical city nearly 500 storeys tall that holds an entire human civilisation within its two massive skyscrapers…meet Transcendent Towers.
Pushing the boundaries of architectural design, this experimental city is at the cutting edge of human technology, a life-changing opportunity for the future of humankind, and you have been chosen to bring your expertise to the challenge. During the week you’ll be faced with different issues sent from the vertical city. You’ll conduct experiments, solve problems and learn to think outside the box when it comes to living in this futuristic habitat. How do you transport goods to the people on the 384th floor? Is there a way to grow food in the dark? And what alternative methods of communication might there be in a power outage?
The progress of the experiment and the effects of the decisions you make will be tracked using the City Score Dashboard - be sure to keep it nice and healthy or the consequences could be catastrophic! Compete in teams to tackle each issue and at the end of every day you’ll pitch your ideas to the OG Experimentalists to see who wins, with prizes up for grabs throughout the week!
But that’s not even the best part - at the end of the week, you’ll introduce Transcendent Towers to your parents and get to turn the experiment on them! How will they fare when they have to crack the enigma code? Which grown up has the skills to build their own circuit system? And why not give them a cheeky endurance test to find out who’s got what it takes to survive at the top?!
Think you’ve got the skills to make this experiment a success? Can you get inventive with ideas that’ll have you reaching dizzy heights? Let the experiment begin…
TYPE OF MISSION
Science & technology
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
11 - 13 (Years 7 - 9). If you have any questions 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. 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 1 - 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.
The price for this mission starts at £72.00 per child for 1 day. 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