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Another School display/talk done.

Postby october sky » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:52 pm

Yesterday I had a pleasure to do a display and talk about rocketry ( space) at Sts. Mark and Paul's college in Balmoral for the after hours school care group.

I was expecting quite a small group and was totally surprised when over 100 students turned up. 8)

This was once again one well behaved and enthusiastic group of students and pleasure to talk to.

It was great again to share about Australian Youth Rocketry Challenge and number of students were keen to get involved.

The Q/A part would have gone for ever but naturally couldn't so after watching the DVD it was time to launch a small LPR at their field. There is a huge WOW factor to those students who have never seen rocket being launched.

As I started to pack away the gear, two of the students handed me a large hand made card in front of the other students and teachers to say thank you......many of them had signed it with some cool comments added on. I couldn't thank them enough for this kind gesture.

Since I started doing these school visits I have kept a diary of them to remember where I have been. This visit was the 70th I have done and in the past Petar was my partner "in crime" and I know for a fact that Petar has also done many visits him self. This is how the word of our cool hobby gets around. :D
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Re: Another School display/talk done.

Postby Lister » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:20 pm

Thats awesome, hopefully next years youth rocketry challenge will be bigger and better than ever. So cool seeing how excited kids are when they get to see a rocket launch.

I cant wait until the fire restrictions are over and I can get started with the local schools rocketry program.. Unfortunately the fire restrictions came in a week before I was due to do it.

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Re: Another School display/talk done.

Postby CATO » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:14 pm

Nice work Ari (& Petar)...
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Re: Another School display/talk done.

Postby Kryten » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:42 pm

Well done, guys. 70 visits - wow!
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Re: Another School display/talk done.

Postby Ironside » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:35 pm

Well, done Ari and Petar

This is why the hobby is growing so well in Queensland
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Re: Another School display/talk done.

Postby SpaceManMat » Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:44 pm

Nice job guys.

I think you told me previously Ari that you usually fly a B motor. I was thinking it would be cool to come up with a low and slow design that flys on say a composite D for a little bit of additional wow factor. For instance I happen to know a Tardis design that flys on a D to only 300 feet.
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Re: Another School display/talk done.

Postby october sky » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:08 pm

Thank you all for your kind comments, very much appreciated.

I wonder who would have a Tardis that flies on D motors Matt..... :wink: :lol:

I received today this email from the school.....then I noted that I did get the "saints" mixed up..... :roll:

Hi Ari,



I hope you are well.



The kids and Educators both loved your presentation.



The children (and staff) were engaged and very impressed with the amount of resources you brought to our centre. We have had a few visitors this term to visit our children at after school care but they definitely engaged into your show as you had so many different resources and there were both practical and listening sides to your show. The children really enjoy learning about space and rockets.



All the children from every age group enjoyed the show. The children loved all aspects of the show.



The staff all commented how professional your show was.



The children are glad you liked their card.



Have a lovely weekend



Kind Regards



Stefanie



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Re: Another School display/talk done.

Postby Lister » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:06 pm

What exactly did you do that was so engaging to the kids? Im after ideas on how I can spice up the program Im going to do with the local primary schools down here (3 schools within 30kms) so I can get as many kids as possible to participate.

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Re: Another School display/talk done.

Postby october sky » Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:51 pm

Hey Lister, it's a top secret mate..... :lol: I'll send you a PM in a day or so....if I can help that would be great. :D
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Re: Another School display/talk done.

Postby Lister » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:02 pm

One of those "I can tell you but I will have to kill you" deals ay :)

Thanks mate that will be great :).


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