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Trips, visits & in-person activities

Inviting school groups to engage directly with some of our projects

Coming soon: climb aboard our SEE MONSTER, reinvent harvest with Dandelion, delve into 2052 with Galwad and immersive your class in live story telling workshops in libraries with StoryTrails.

Animation Workshops - Our Place in Space

Exploring Life in the Universe

Create a unique animation at this day-long in-school workshop

Who else lives in our solar system?

Available to primary schools in Northern Ireland, this free day-long workshop is presented in schools by Our Place in Space, and offers students aged 8–11 the chance to create their own animation inspired by the idea of life in the universe. After learning some of the basic principles of animation, students will plan and script their own animation in teams – and using special software, they will then capture and create their videos.

This animation workshop is one of 10 free in-school workshops inspired by Our Place in Space. The workshop can be easily adapted to suit other topics of learning within the curriculum, and/or incorporated into future lessons. If you’re in Northern Ireland, you can book the workshop for your school by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Please note that all equipment and assets for this in-school workshop will be provided by Nerve Centre

     

Exploring Our Solar System

Make an animation inspired by a planet at this day-long workshop

Available to primary schools in Northern Ireland, this free day-long workshop is presented in schools by Our Place in Space. It offers students aged 8–11 the chance to create their own animation inspired by our solar system.

Students will be guided through some basic, fun and accessible animation techniques – before moving into teams, where they’ll plan and script a short animation on their chosen planet. After they’ve done so, they’ll work on iPads and other animation equipment to capture, create and export their finished videos.

This animation workshop is one of 10 free in-school workshops inspired by Our Place in Space. The workshop can be easily adapted to suit other topics of learning within the curriculum, and/or incorporated into future lessons. If you’re in Northern Ireland, you can book the workshop for your school by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Please note that all equipment and assets for this in-school workshop will be provided by Nerve Centre

    

Digital Audio Workshops - Our Place in Space

Space Jams

Make a soundscape from the sounds of the solar system

Available to primary schools in Northern Ireland, this free two-hour digital audio workshop is presented in schools by Our Place in Space. It shows students how to produce their own soundscape using Apple’s free GarageBand application.

Students will use GarageBand to record and then manipulate the sounds of the solar system – exploring the sounds and then creatively interpreting them to produce a soundscape. In the process, they will learn some basic principles about digital audio software and its many uses.

This digital audio workshop is one of 10 free in-school workshops inspired by Our Place in Space. The workshop can be easily adapted to suit other topics of learning within the curriculum, and/or incorporated into future lessons. If you’re in Northern Ireland, you can book the workshop for your school by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Please note that all equipment and assets for this in-school workshop will be provided by Nerve Centre

    

The Planet Podcast

Make your own space podcast using free Apple software

Available to primary schools in Northern Ireland, this free two-hour workshop is presented in schools by Our Place in Space, and shows students how to produce their own podcast within Apple’s free GarageBand application.

Pupils will be guided through the process of developing a space-themed podcast: writing a script, recording content, adding a jingle and then editing their work in GarageBand.

This digital audio workshop is one of 10 free in-school workshops inspired by Our Place in Space. The workshop can be easily adapted to suit other topics of learning within the curriculum, and/or incorporated into future lessons. If you’re in Northern Ireland, you can book the workshop for your school by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Please note that all equipment and assets for this in-school workshop will be provided by Nerve Centre

      

Film Workshop - Our Place in Space

Intergalactic News Report

What’s new in the solar system?

Available to primary schools in Northern Ireland, this free day-long film workshop about the solar system is presented in schools by Our Place in Space.

The day will begin with an overview of our solar system: what it is and our planet’s place in it. Students will then script and film their very own news report about the solar system. What might viewers want to know about it? Have you discovered something new among the planets?

This film workshop is one of 10 free in-school workshops inspired by Our Place in Space. The workshop can be easily adapted to suit other topics of learning within the curriculum, and/or incorporated into future lessons. If you’re in Northern Ireland, you can book the workshop for your school by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Please note that all equipment and assets for this in-school workshop will be provided by Nerve Centre

      

Moon Landings

How did it feel to walk on the Moon – and how did it feel to watch it happen?

Available to primary schools in Northern Ireland, this free day-long film workshop is presented in schools by Our Place in Space, and focuses on the Moon landings of 1969.

Students will first be given an overview of the iconic Moon landings – and will then be invited to planning, script and film their own ‘Moon landing’ using green screen and other filming techniques. They will be encouraged to consider the significance of the first Moon landings, how the astronauts must have felt when they touched down – and how people around the world would have felt as they watched on TV in amazement.

This film workshop is one of 10 free in-school workshops inspired by Our Place in Space. The workshop can be easily adapted to suit other topics of learning within the curriculum, and/or incorporated into future lessons. If you’re in Northern Ireland, you can book the workshop for your school by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Please note that all equipment and assets for this in-school workshop will be provided by Nerve Centre

     

Minecraft Education Workshops - Our Place in Space

Our Solar System

Learn about the solar system within Minecraft

Available to primary schools in Northern Ireland, this free game-based workshop is presented in schools by Our Place in Space. It uses Minecraft to build a greater understanding of our solar system.

Students aged 5–11 will be asked to recreate our solar system within Minecraft’s Creative mode. They will have to consider the relative size of each planet and the distances between them. For example: if Mercury were the size of one Minecraft block, what would be the sizes of the other planets in the solar system?

This Minecraft workshop is one of 10 free in-school workshops inspired by Our Place in Space. The workshop can be easily adapted to suit other topics of learning within the curriculum, and/or incorporated into future lessons. If you’re in Northern Ireland, you can book the workshop for your school by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

     

Us & Them

Should there even be an ‘Us’ and ‘Them’?

Available to primary schools in Northern Ireland, this free workshop is presented in schools by Our Place in Space. It uses Minecraft Education Edition’s Good Trouble to explore important social justice movements from history.

What’s the difference between ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ – and should there even be an ‘Us’ and a ‘Them’? Shouldn’t we simply talk about ‘Us’, human beings living on the only planet that can harbour life? And if so, shouldn’t we be supporting each other and the planet on which we live? Unfortunately, as this workshop explores, this hasn’t always the case.

This Minecraft Education Edition workshop is one of 10 free in-school workshops inspired by Our Place in Space. The workshop can be easily adapted to suit other topics of learning within the curriculum, and/or incorporated into future lessons. If you’re in Northern Ireland, you can book the workshop for your school by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

     

Scratch Workshops - Our Place in Space

Our Solar System

What’s it like to be an astronaut in space?

Available to primary schools in Northern Ireland, this free workshop is presented in schools by Our Place in Space. The workshop offers students aged 5–11 the chance to create their own digital space story using the Scratch coding platform. Students will learn some basic coding principles while simultaneously developing a greater understanding of our solar system and Earth’s place in it.

This Scratch workshop is one of 10 free in-school workshops inspired by Our Place in Space. The workshop can be easily adapted to suit other topics of learning within the curriculum, and/or incorporated into future lessons. If you’re in Northern Ireland, you can book the workshop for your school by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Please note that all equipment and assets for this in-school workshop will be provided by Nerve Centre

     

Space Invaders

Create a space game at this in-school workshop

Available to primary schools in Northern Ireland, this free workshop is presented in schools by Our Place in Space. It offers students aged 8–11 the chance to create their own Space Invaders-style game using the Scratch coding platform.

Guided by trainers, students will learn how to use Scratch to make their own game – and they’ll go on to learn how to modify it, making it easier or harder for their opponent to beat them. They’ll also get an opportunity to show their games to the rest of the class.

This Scratch workshop is one of 10 free in-school workshops inspired by Our Place in Space. The workshop can be easily adapted to suit other topics of learning within the curriculum, and/or incorporated into future lessons. If you’re in Northern Ireland, you can book the workshop for your school by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Please note that all equipment and assets for this in-school workshop will be provided by Nerve Centre

 

School Workshops - PoliNations

Celebrate beauty and diversity at these on-site workshops

PoliNations is bringing a dazzling oasis of plants and flowers to the centre of Birmingham in September. A series of workshops in Victoria Square will allow students aged 7-15 to explore the forest garden, interact with the plants and create something they can take home with them – inspiring them to look after our planet and celebrate its diversity.

We’ll be posting more details of the PoliNations workshops programme shortly. Ahead of bookings opening in May, you can express your school’s interest in attending a workshop by emailing takepart@triggerstuff.co.uk