The Squadron

20.07.20 - 24.07.20

“LET YOUR DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT. IF YOU NEVER TRY, YOU’LL NEVER KNOW.”

The Squadron: 20.07.20 - 24.07.20

£215.00
The Squadron: 20.07.20 - 24.07.20

The Squadron: 20.07.20 - 24.07.20

£215.00
Mission Type
Location
Days
£215.00

20.07.20 - 24.07.20

“LET YOUR DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT. IF YOU NEVER TRY, YOU’LL NEVER KNOW.”

Mission Synopsis

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

A THRILLING BLEND OF DESIGN, AERONAUTICS AND INVENTION WITH LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR QUICK RESPONSE PROTOTYPING.


Daily Itinerary

This mission is currently in development.
The daily itinerary will be published in early 2020.



Mission Fact File

TYPE OF MISSION
Makers Lab

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. 

FACILITATION
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.

MISSION DURATION
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.  

DAILY TIMES
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.

PRICES
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 


HIVE T-SHIRT
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.