Are risk assessments carried out?

Yes. A risk assessment is completed and shared prior to each physical workshop taking place.

Are the soldiers all DBS checked?

Yes. All soldiers have valid DBS and PVG certificates that can be shared prior to the workshop taking place.

Can we have multiple workshops?

Yes. We can deliver multiple workshops in one day (i.e. one session in the morning and one in the afternoon) that can be two of the different workshop options. We would advise having different groups of pupils for each session.

Do you need any support staff from the school?

Yes. We would ideally like the workshop supervised by a member of staff from the school.

How long do the workshops take?

 Physical workshops:

  • Operation Frontline Science: 1 - 1.5 hours
  • Operation Disaster Relief: 2 - 2.5 hours
  • Operation Rocket Car: 3 - 3.5 hours

Virtual workshops:

  • Without the Q&A session: 45 minutes
  • With the Q&A session – 1 hour

How many pupils can take part in a physical workshop?

The maximum number of pupils that can partake in a physical workshop is 30.

How much do the workshops cost?

All workshops are free, however we ask that refreshments are provided when soldiers are delivering physical workshops.

How much space is needed to conduct the workshops?

The amount of space needed to conduct the workshops depends on the following:

  • Operation Frontline Science: This workshop can take place in the classroom.

  • Operation Disaster Relief: A school hall or similar space without carpet is required so we can run the robot.

  • Operation Rocket Car: A school hall or similar space and an outdoor space that measures similar to the size of a tennis court, for launching the rocket is required.

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