Guest Blog From Kathryn Mee

Kathryn Mee, student at St Albans Girls’ School, joined Airbus Foundation Discovery Space (AFDS) for her work experience in July - making her among 60 work experience students who have joined us in the past year. Please read on to read Kathryn’s ‘a day in the life’ blog and to learn more about what we do.

Today I helped the team of teachers to help run one of the learning sessions that the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space provides. AFDS uses it’s learning and interactive zones to run sessions to teach groups of children about the basic principles of science.

The session today was slightly different to the usual as it had been specially arranged for a small group of home educated children. One of the activities was making sun-catchers. This allowed the children to investigate light, colour and materials. The children had wire into different shapes, ready to dip into the special thick liquid that would then dry to produce decorations to look and feel like stained glass windows.

Working with the discovery space team was interesting to see how they are able to run more relaxed and fun activities like they have done today, but also sessions such as the one they were planning for tomorrow which consisted of making a dry ice comet with a group of gifted and talented A-level students.

I would strongly recommend a day at AFDS as many of their visitors after my day with them wanted to book another session for their children. It is open to all sorts of groups of children, teenagers and adults, with a team who are flexible to plan activities and lessons suit to your interests.

 

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