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The space academy

The National Space Centre, together with the University of Leicester, The University of Nottingham, the Regional Science Learning Centre for the East Midlands and STEMNET, is establishing the country’s first Space Academy for STEM education, aimed at 14 to 19-year-olds and their teachers.

As well as being a firm favourite with young people, space is becoming an increasingly important part of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula. The Academy will use it to generate excitement about STEM subjects and careers, boosting pupils’ science-based skills with the ultimate aim of strengthening the region’s workforce.

It will involve education programmes, summer space schools, roadshows and conferences, as well as specialised training and resources for teachers.