In September 2003, Aldridge School became a Science College and since then, it has invested heavily in all areas of STEM. Students at Aldridge travelled to Orlando in March to visit the Kennedy Space Center, allowing them to get a first-hand glimpse of the NASA space program and get hands-on with STEM subjects.
Departing on Thursday 24th March, students flew from London to Tampa in Florida where they kicked off their 6-day trip. After a day exploring behind the scenes and the science of Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios, students got the opportunity to visit Kennedy Space Center and have lunch with an astronaut. This hands on learning experience not only expands students understanding of the day to day operations at NASA, it also provides them with an opportunity to speak directly with a qualified astronaut and ask their own questions about the program.
This is not the first time Aldridge have travelled with Educating Adventures, their first trip was back in 2014 and as part of their ongoing commitment to Science subjects, students now look forward to the annual USA trip. School business manager James Fendek said the whole organisation process was ‘awesome and he was extremely happy with the level of communication from the team at Educating Adventures’. James has a lot of confidence in the ability of Educating Adventures to coordinate a successful science trip and ‘was really impressed’. While the focus of the trip was 100% educational, students and teachers still had loads of fun while learning about the local ecology and exploring the Florida everglades on the Boggy Creek Airboats, with one student describing the trip as 'the school trip of a lifetime'.
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