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Schoolchildren Treated To New Term Rocket Launch

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Schoolchildren returning to the Prince of Wales School in Dorchester for the new term were treated to a surprise rocket launch, watching as a small amount of dynamite blasted a rocket 500 feet into the air, as well as other activities, including coding, designing, inventing and making and launching paper rockets using a high-pressure launch system.

The event was part of the launch of the national #InspiredToLearn21 Summer Tour by non-profit community enterprise STEAM Co. who won a major Culture Recovery fund from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), HM Treasury and Arts Council England to run live and live-streamed events like this for communities across the UK, accordion to the Dorset Echo.

STEAM Co. was co-founded by Nick Corston, who plans to roll it out to schools across the UK by encouraging kids and parents to get creative together.

The Headteacher at Prince of Wales School, Gary Spraklen, said that everything done at the school is to ensure that children are inspired to learn, but making learning fun and enjoyable.

A passion they discover today could become their livelihood tomorrow, if not make them a few friends and the world a better place,” he said.

Corston said that today's children have had a hard time and are the 'golden generation’.

Like the kids who came out of the war, they had a tough time, they ended up inventing cars, they invented jet engines, they went on to change the world,” he said.

Throughout UN World Creativity and Innovation Week, STEAM Co. will be delivering #InspiredToLearn21 Live Streamed Assembles to school communities in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Corston will also hit the road throughout May, June and July running live creativity festivals in the UK's schools with a number of festival weekends too.


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