‘Egg-siting science! No yolk!’

Picture a cold and windy week in November 2016. Three intrepid PGCE students – Helen Jones, Liam Coupland and Amy Griffiths – and two tutors – Julia Jenkins and Lisa Fenn – were no longer linked to Cardiff Met. They, along with Sally Bethel (Head Rocket engineer) and Paul Herrington (aka Commander X), were security authorised personnel of the highly secret ‘Welsh Space Agency’ for Oldcastle Primary School STEM week. What followed was an assignment which could have been dangerous, groundbreaking…. but was incredible fun! For three days they worked with the children on ‘flight and space’ related problem solving tasks: Amy and Julia with Year 4 making kites; Liam, Julia and Lisa with Y5 building and firing gas powered rockets; and Helen and Julia with Year 6 aiming to safely land an ‘eggstranaut’! Will the ‘Welsh Space Agency’ return for another episode next year? You bet! We can’t wait!

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