There are always campaigns looking to engage students with a range of subjects, and many of them use parliament and MPs as a way of reaching out to schools around the country to get involved.
Here I have listed some of the campaigns/competitions that have contacted me which I think schools across North Devon would benefit from hearing about, and hopefully getting involved with!
The MARSBalloon Project
MARSBalloon is an exciting project for school students and science clubs to carry out Mars-analogue science experiments without having to put on a spacesuit!
Our balloon will carry over 100 student experiments to an altitude of 30km, more than twice the height of commercial airliners, where they will be above 99% of Earth’s atmosphere. This allows students to test the response of electronics, materials, plants and even food to the conditions outside of a future Mars base, helping future explorers to prepare for this strange and hostile environment.
The aim is to test anything that humans or robots will be doing on Mars in the future. This project is open to any school in the UK. There is no cost to take part in the project other than that of experiment materials and postage.
The Kellogg's Breakfast Clubs
Kellogg’s has been supporting school breakfast clubs in the UK since 1998. The growth and success of these clubs is a testament to the benefits they bring including attendance, attainment, alleviating hunger and providing pre-school care.
They have helped in providing everything from cash grants to free bowls and food to enable more than 3000 Breakfast Clubs to open their doors to feed children in the morning.
Click Here, to head to their website and learn more about the support they can offer, or if you would like to join the Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Network and receive regular e-newsletters and access to exclusive offers, please email them at breakfastclubUK@kellogg.com and reference NETWORK in the subject.