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8th March
to 22nd March
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Mobilise Star Lab to Inspire Primary Children

8th March to 22nd March
Take the opportunity to develop and evidence your ability to be innovative in planning for learning, mobilising Manchester Met's Star Lab dome

Manchester Met’s Star Lab dome is an inflatable planetarium. It can be used to deliver immersive experiences, primarily themed around the stars and planets.

We have arranged for a team of Year 1 Primary Education students to explore how Star Lab could be used to create innovative experiences for children.

You’ll have chance to experience the lab for yourself on campus. You’ll then be supported to develop ideas for how you might create a morning of exciting and engaging learning for children inspired by the possibilities of the lab.

The project will conclude by putting your ideas into action – with a visit to a primary school in stockport, where you will deliver your project to two classes of Y3 children.

It’s a great way to develop your creative planning skills, to evidence something a bit different and to have an impact.

A bursary of £20 will be paid on completion of the project, to cover travel expenses – and a small budget for creating resources will also be made available.

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Evidence your distinctiveness ... delivering enterprising and creative learning experiences
  • Collaborate ... work with your peers as part of a team
  • Make Impact ... take your ideas to a school to enhance the experience of children
  • Explore ... how astronomy could be used as the basis of broader learning experiences
  • Earn up to 100 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 10:00 to 12:00 on 08/03/24 - Student Resource Centre, Brooks Building
    Experience the Starlab
    Spend a morning exploring how StarLab works - and starting to devise some ideas for how you might mobilise it.
  • call_split 09/03/24 to 21/03/24
    Design Your Activities
    Work flexibly and virtually as a time to devise a morning of creative activities based around the Star Lab. Note we will arrange touchbases as a group around your availability
  • place 08:30 to 12:00 on 22/03/24 - Norris Bank Primary School, Green Lane, Heaton Moor. SK4 2NF
    Delivery in School
    Mobilise your planning with a morning with two Year 3 classes.