Space Adventures in Studley for Half Term

The Force will be strong in Studley from tomorrow as youngsters go to infinity and beyond in an exciting holiday club. Children, aged 4 to 11, will be enjoying activities based around the theme of space at the Bright Kids Nursery in Studley. The activities will see youngsters using their arts and crafts skills to make rockets, and UFOs will be created out of paper plates. They will also make other space related objects using a variety of different materials. The week will see youngsters creating a solar system out of papier-mache and taking part in science experiments. One of the highlights of the week will be the Star Wars Day where youngsters will have the chance to dress up and role play, and take part in lots of Star Wars based activities.

Holiday club organiser Katie Tolley said the idea for the week came from the huge demand they have from the young fans of Star Wars. “A lot of the children are really into Star Wars and we thought we would base it around the film, and extend that out to look at Space. The children will be able to put their imaginative skills to use when they design UFOs and look at aliens. They will also learn about the solar system and feel like budding astronauts. There will be some interesting science experiments for them to take part in, and we plan to go on a trip to the MAD Museum in Stratford.”

The MAD Museum is based around mechanical art and design – think of the machines and gismos used in Wallace and Gromit, Scrapheap Challenge and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Children are encouraged to press buttons and release their inner inventor. They will have the chance to figure out how the gears, sprockets and robotics all work together at the press of a button. Who knows – the children may be inspired to design the next rocket to get Wallace and Gromit back into space.

School holidays can be difficult for busy parents, so the Studley holiday club is the perfect solution for children aged 4-11 years. Dates range from February 20th to 24th and also cover teaching training day. The space week costs from just £25 for the day or £115 for the whole week, with a hot lunch costing £2.50 per day or £12.50 for the week. More information and a booking form can be found on the Bright Kids website.

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