A woman and boy sit together at a table proudly looking at a car they have created together

Blasting off in Stroud!

Bloodhound Education received a grant of £2,000 from the Freemasons Programme to renew equipment for science, technology and engineering workshops with disadvantaged young people in the Stroud area.

This equipment grant provided low-income families and those who have children with additional needs with access to exciting engineering activities. It provided the opportunity to develop an understanding of how these technologies work through real life examples. The hands-on activities expanded the children and families knowledge, built skills, confidence and got them working as a team.

The families worked together to build prototype cars and rockets, and then to test them.

The children said “I had a great time.” “Loved building and launching the rocket”  ” It was great to make the car and then test it again and again to make it better” “I’d like to attend another one”

Parents said  “It was lovely to spend time with people passionate about STEM and see the children learning whilst having fun.”

Lunch was also provided, and there were activities for younger children, as well as a sensory area for children who needed a break.

May 2024

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