The Hive’s first eco flying mission! This week-long project is all about INVENTION. Your challenge: dream up, design, build and power a zero-carbon flying machine that can take to the air long enough for you to win Gold at our inaugural Air Show!
First you will need to investigate flying and how it actually works: how does a flying machine get off the ground? How does it keep going? Then come the design and aeronautics: will it glide, will it use a propeller like a helicopter, wings like a plane or buoyancy like a hot air balloon?
On this mission, working with your fellow inventors you will get the chance to build and test different prototypes, building on glider, parachute, air balloon, plane and helicopter technology.
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 invention will win Gold? Aerobatics optional
This mission is currently in development.
The daily itinerary will be published in early 2020.
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 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.