Tim Peake welcomes new UK Space Agency scheme to reach 1 million children a year

The new programme aims to recruit more professionals to enthuse and inspire young people. The scheme will provide training and match them up with opportunities in schools and colleges.  GOV.UK reports

British ESA astronaut Tim Peake said: “As an ambassador for space careers in the UK I have seen the power of professionals sharing their experiences with young people. This scheme is a great way of helping those young people take their first steps towards an exciting career in space.”

The UK Space Agency is providing £125,000 to set the scheme up, and ongoing support to deliver it. The value of the in-kind support from industry is expected to be in excess of £3 million. The provision will cover all regions of the UK, all ages and attainment levels, and focus especially on under-represented groups such as girls, ethnic minorities and disadvantaged groups.

60 teachers from primary and secondary schools also learnt about using space in the classroom during two days of teacher conferences held as part of the main conference and organised by the UK’s space education office, ESERO-UK.

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