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Rockingham Festival

09 May 2008

Rockingham Festival 2008 is the Learning Grid’s free three-day (1-3 July) celebration of engineering, maths and science. It’s designed to give eight to 16-year-olds the chance to take part in exciting hands-on events and get them excited by these subjects.

The Story

Following last year’s success, the Rockingham Festival will take place again this summer at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, Northants. The three-day event will be packed full of fun and fascinating hands-on activities that kids and adults will enjoy.

More importantly, it will give children a taster of just how exciting STEM subjects can be. New for 2008, the festival will feature Honda’s incredible new ASIMO humanoid robot as well as the interactive Lab in a Lorry from the Institute of Physics.

Kids will get to take part in Robogeddon, a Robot Wars-style challenge and a 4x4 remote control car competition, as well as getting to grips with a carbon dioxide-powered drag racer. The likes of Bentley, Jaguar and JCB will all be on hand to wow visitors with their amazing machines, while the Royal Engineers will put pupils through their paces.

In 2007, more than 2,100 primary and secondary pupils from 54 schools came along from all over the UK. For teachers, it proved to be an excellent way to give pupils a fantastic day of fun and educaition that really enhanced the learning experience.

What They Say

“Engineering helps the world.”

“Everything has some kind of engineering to do with it.”

“I learnt that science is fun.”

“Science rocks!”

“Robots are cool.”

“It was all amazing – a fantastic day.”

 “Best extracurricular activity I have ever experienced.”

Rockingham Festival
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