The first tier in Cambridge LaunchPad is for students between 8 and 11 years of age in Years 4–6.
The Stars programme aims to introduce students to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and increase their enthusiasm and curiosity for these subjects.
Each Project Day is hosted by one of our industry partners who invite the entire year group to take part in hands-on activities and experience a specific STEM field in a real-world setting.
The programme does not focus on academic ability, but other skills such as teamwork, creativity and communication. The students that best demonstrate these attributes are invited to an awards ceremony and rewarded with an exciting educational experience so as to further their interest in STEM.
Last academic year, our Stars winners visited ZSL Whipsnade Zoo where they had the chance to learn about identifying and tracking tigers and how animals change and evolve to suit their surroundings, and the variation that can occur within a species.
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What a wonderful experience! Some children were in awe that these types of careers exist. They loved experiencing the new technology and engaging with resources we could only dream of having inside the classroom for them. Thank you to everyone involved in the organisation for this superb learning opportunity.
I am really enjoying my day, because I get to work with people that I wouldn’t normally at school. I like Cambridge LaunchPad because you can get really involved with the activities, it’s such a good chance to do lots of science which I love!