Teacher inspired by ‘space’ trip
While most school children will be thrilled with a summer holiday on sunny shores, experiencing space will take some beating.
That’s the destination for one Maidstone teacher – well, almost. Lindsay Hobbs was one of three teachers from the UK selected to go to the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, USA as part of the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy Program.
Mrs Hobbs, who teaches biology, physics and chemistry at St Simon Stock in Oakwood Park, experienced astronaut-style training, high performance jet simulation, simulated space missions and land and water-survival training.
The annual programme and visits arranged by the technology manufacturer Honeywell are intended to inspire teachers to find new, creative ways of bringing science, technology, engineering and maths to life in the classroom.
Mrs Hobbs was suitably inspired. She said: “It was the most incredible, exhilarating and interesting professional development programme I have ever attended.
“I was buzzing with excitement the whole time, and I cannot wait to try out some of the activities that we completed at space academy in my classroom.”
St Simon Stock teacher Lindsay Hobbs gets her space training