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Rose Hill children go space crazy at stellar summer club

Wednesday 26th July 2017

Children in Rose Hill, Oxford enjoyed galactic games and construction challenges at Science Oxford’s summer holiday Space Camp last week. We engaged young people aged 7-11 in science and technology through a wide range of interactive and entertaining activities on the theme of space. Each day between 10-15 budding young astro-fans were building model space stations, launching bread rockets, creating cloud chambers and making planets out of Play Doh.

The community-focused camp is supported by Explore Your Universe? Atoms to Astrophysics – a national project celebrating the physical sciences, developed by the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC). Thanks to this support, the Science Camp was free to Rose Hill families.

Science Camp organiser and Science Oxford family manager Sophie Batin explains: “We have run summer camps in Rose Hill for the past two years and it’s always an enjoyable week. The children get really into the activities and give us some lovely feedback when the camp finishes. We know that they love the space topic so we’ve tried create lots of different challenges that combine the space theme with some cool science activities.”

Last year’s camp at Rose Hill Community Centre was a big hit with parents:

“The activities were wonderful…we are still making rockets!”

“A big thank you for all the experiments my children were able to participate in. They definitely learnt new ideas from their week with Science Oxford.”

The Rose Hill Science Camp is just one of a huge programme of activities that Science Oxford runs for families throughout the year and which reaches over 20,000 people annually.


31st July – 30th August – Animal Agents library tour (county-wide)

1st August – Art Lab, Cornerstone, Didcot

9th August – Kitchen Science, Cogges Farm, Witney

16th August – The Animal Olympics, Woodstock

31st August – Colour Lab, Old Museum, Oxford

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