Benner for Bourton inclusive engineering event on Thursday 8th August 2024

Mission to Mars

Thursday, 08 August 2024 10:00am to 2:30pm


The Victoria Hall
Victoria Street
GL54 2BU

Accessibility features

  • Access for Wheelchair Users Access for Wheelchair Users
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible toilet
  • Autism Friendly
  • Drop-off Point
  • Family Friendly
  • Hearing Loop
  • Hidden Disabilities Awareness
  • PA/Carer Free Entry
  • Quiet Space

Join Bloodhound Education this Summer for some fun engineering activities.

Try something new, expand your knowledge, and meet new friends whilst having fun. Attendees can take part in practical activities whilst exploring science and engineering in a safe and supportive environment.

Date: Thursday 8th  2024

Time: 10am – 12 noon Landing the Spacecraft

            12.30pm – 2.30pm Launching and Getting to Mars

Where: The Victoria Hall
Victoria Street
GL54 2BU


NASA is working towards humans flying to Mars in the next decade. How would you land on Mars? We will look at different technologies that engineers and astronauts will need to use to land safely. Build and test your own Mars lander.

Did you know there is a helicopter on Mars? We will look into how difficult it can be to fly there. Make and test your own helicopter, trying different blade designs just like a NASA engineer.

This inclusive event is aimed at disabled/neurodivergent children and young people (and their siblings) aged 7 – 25, who welcome a quieter environment with smaller groups and enjoy focusing on S.T.E.M based activities. There will be opportunities to stretch and challenge children and young adults as appropriate. Children under 10 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: £5 per child, per session  (accompanying adults are free)
Event flyerImage of Mars RoverHow to survive on Mars
No previous experience is required and support can be given to ensure all those attending can be successful in the activities. Participants can work at their own pace and take time out in the quiet area and sensory area as required. Chat with us before booking to make sure that the session is going to suit your child.For those joining both the morning and afternoon sessions, please bring a packed lunch.