High Halstow Primary Academy Mission to Mars

High Halstow Primary pupils participate in activities as part of Mission to Mars.

High Halstow Primary had a rather different first day back after October half-term! To kick off our Art Week, with the theme of ‘aiming high, dreaming big’, pupils were fortunate enough to have a visitor called Nick Corston, from STEAM Co. into school for the whole day. Nick Corston has been described by the BBC as a man on a mission! He believes in the power of creativity, innovating business, inspiring children and connecting communities. Nick co-founded STEAM Co. which is a social enterprise to power communities to inspire children with creativity.

As part of his work, Nick has launched a Mission to Mars tour, touring around the UK inspiring children to aim higher than high (as high as Mars!) High Halstow were the first school in this tour and since then, Nick has travelled the length of the UK in his rather impressive campervan!

The day began with an inspiring assembly, where parents and carers could also watch through a live link. Then, throughout the day, the whole school took part in various creative activities, all with the Mission to Mars theme. These included coding, cardboard modelling and rocket making, (which were then launched outside using a stomp rocket launcher!)

After a short afternoon assembly, it was time to go out to the playground to see Nick launch a rocket powered by real dynamite! We think the whole village may have seen and heard this! It was an absolutely brilliant way to end an extremely memorable, creative and inspiring day.

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