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PrimarySpace Chair’s Report 2019/2020

November 11, 2020

STEAMing through a challenging year… We stepped forward into our second year with great ambition after the success of our pilot STEAM engagement event at the University of Sussex in 2018. Building on the insights from that pilot, and with support from the UK Space Agency, we partnered with Newick Teaching School Alliance to develop…

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PrimarySpace Chair’s Report 2018/2019

September 11, 2019

Katherine Courtney reflects on the year 2018/2019… Last year saw us take the first steps on the PrimarySpace journey. It has been a steep, but exciting, learning curve! With invaluable support from the UK Space Agency, and in partnership with the incredibly capable University of Sussex Widening Participation team, we designed and delivered our first…

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More coverage of Primary Space!

January 28, 2019

We’ve been delighted with some further press coverage of Primary Space. Have a look at the links below: We have lift off! Primary Space exploration at Sussex University Brighton pupils have rare chance to meet Bruno the space rover    

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Mars Rover to probe University of Sussex campus

September 11, 2018

On Wednesday 12 September, over 800 primary school children from Brighton and Eastbourne will take over the University of Sussex campus for a rare opportunity to see a prototype of the Mars Rover in action. The event is the brainchild of Katherine Courtney, former CEO of the UK Space Agency and founder of PrimarySpace, a…

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Why do we need PrimarySpace?

September 10, 2018

Most young children enjoy learning about STEM, but a significant majority, especially girls, choose not to continue with STEM studies at secondary school. Part of the reason is that they can’t imagine themselves doing a future STEM-related job. Space has the power to capture the imagination of children and adults alike. Much of today’s space…

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