Launching on Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 June, KidZania - the indoor city run by kids - will be hosting an action-packed STEM Fair, promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills and careers through curriculum-based activities to bring the school syllabus to life.
Collaborating with STEM organisations and businesses including; the Aviation Skills Partnership, Usbourne Books and national charity Remap, KidZania will be enhancing the activities in the city to support the learning criteria of pupils in Key Stage 1–3.
Pupils will be encouraged to take control of their learning by immersing them in activities that inspire the development of key skills such as, critical thinking, problem solving and team work. Whether your pupils are helping patients at our Hospital and A&E, or at the Bank depositing their hard-earned kidZos (our currency in KidZania!) – all children will be able to enjoy a full STEM-focussed learning experience as they work, earn and play in an interactive and safe environment.
STEM Fair activities will include:
Pilot People Workshop – 20 – 22 June
Hosted by the Aviation Skills Partnership, this workshop is designed to get young people thinking about what it takes to be a pilot. In particular, what effects being a pilot has on the body both physically and mentally. The challenge encourages children to think about the science of the body and maths.
Usborne Books STEM Quiz – 20 June
Authors Alex Frith, Alice James and Jerome Martin of Usborne Books, the UK’s #1 independent children’s publisher, will be at KidZania on Wednesday 20th June to host a STEM Quiz throughout the day at the KidZania University. Thinking caps at the ready!
Remap Cricket Activity – 20 – 22 June
Remap, a national charity that helps disabled people achieve greater independence and quality of life, will be integrating with Middlesex Cricket in the KidZania Stadium, looking at blind cricket and the engineerable solutions that need to be created in order to play cricket blind.
Additionally, Remap will be running an activity that looks at a number of different scenarios where children have to think about the solution from an engineering point of view and become engineers themselves.
KidZania believes in ‘Learning by Doing’. By bringing the classroom to life in the city, it aims to boost children’s curiosity and imagination through curriculum-based real-life activities.