The Spacelink Club Programmes will provide extra-curricular and out-of-hours activities for schools to enhance and enrich classroom work by offering an exciting introduction to the world of space and engendering a spirit of enquiry in students. In the UK the main user group will be young people attending the thousands of science-based homework clubs, after-school clubs and computer clubs. Science and mathematics teachers may also benefit through their ability to access topical materials, enabling them to become more confident in their use of space-related material in the classroom.
One of the club programmes will be designed to meet the UK government’s review recommendations on “Extending Opportunity”. This will aim to improve users’ motivation, build their self-esteem, help them become more effective learners and provide an interesting introduction to new classroom topics.