International Space Station: Virtual Reality Team Challenge

To register your interest in receiving a workshop day at your school please click on the link below. We will endeavour to inform all schools will be informed of whether or not they have been allocated a place as soon as we can. We look forward to working with you!

We still have some limited availability during March 2018.


Places are strictly limited. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Any questions, please contact us on 02920 876 884 or

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About the workshop

International Space Session: Virtual Reality Team Challenge is an interactive workshop in which students experience life and work aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The workshop uses cutting-edge Virtual Reality technology to give students a realistic impression of the scientific and engineering facilities on the ISS.

Students collaborate in groups of 3 – one student takes the role of Astronaut and two students act as Mission Controllers. The Astronaut navigates and work around the ISS whilst Mission Controllers guide them. Together they complete a set of tasks on board the space station. Students swap roles to experience all activities

Subsidised price

This workshop is supported through funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The subsidised price to your school is just £150 +VAT (standard price: £550 +VAT).


  • The workshop is suitable for primary school students in years 5-6, and secondary school students in years 7-8
  • Available to schools in Wales within 50 mile radius of Cardiff only
  • Places are provided on the understanding that you provide information through an online survey on impact on staff and students
  • Workshops are available up until March 2018

Places are strictly limited and very popular, we advise booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

What happens on the day?

We will bring everything required for the workshop and we can repeat the workshop up to 3 times during a day. The workshop is intended for an audience size of up to 30 students, and we will apply a strict maximum of 34 students for each session. We require 30 minutes to set up at the start of the visit and 30 minutes to pack away. Please read our guidance on our visit to your school and  safeguarding children

Requirements from the school:

  • A classroom or hall with tables and chairs set up for each group of 3 students
  • Access to electricity if multiple workshops are booked
  • A 20 minute break if multiple workshops are booked

What do people say about us?

Engineering I thought was to do with machines and I thought it would be a boring job… now I think I might be one.

10 year old girl

science made simple provided a stimulating, entertaining & challenging kick start to our action packed Science Week. The shows fully engaged children across KS1 & 2, and the evening show for families was a terrific opportunity to develop parental involvement in school.

Paul Smith, Head Teacher, Grange Park Primary School

Top of the range science presentations: enthusiastic, pacey, articulate, well-informed & flexibly tailored to our audiences, including combined KS2 with KS3. Substantial science content alongside the ‘wow’ factor!

Alastair Cuthbertson, Science Teacher, Ivybridge Community College

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