National Space Centre

Overview: This session allows students to experience a role in Science Communication. By putting themselves in the role of and Education Presenter, they will critically analyse a sample interactive session, use their experience to influence a session of their own design and recognise the skills required to do so effectively. The activity works well as a revision lesson for any scientific curriculum and gives an ideal opportunity for students to consolidate their own learning of a topic by presenting it to others.

Curriculum links: The session can be adapted to consolidate learning of a topic from any subject curriculum. GCSE English (Spoken language), Personal and Career Development

Time required: 2 x 50 mins

Classroom requirements

Standard classroom space is required. For demonstrations, the ability to clear furniture to make space or access an alternative cleared space such as an empty classroom or hall, is beneficial Participants may also benefit from access to materials to create presentations e.g. PowerPoint, materials to create a poster, but this is not essential.

Terms and conditions of borrowing a box

Terms and Conditions

This document sets out the terms and conditions for schools utilising Loughborough University’s HE Unboxed programme. The following terms and conditions apply to all of the boxes within the HE Unboxed programme.

Allocated time per box:

In order to ensure we can reach as many schools as possible, schools may have an HE Unboxed activity on their premises for a maximum of two weeks at a time. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, schools agree to adhere to these timescales.

Boxes should be returned by the date agreed with the WP team. Unless alternative collection arrangements are made, the boxes are to be returned using the labels provided at the cost of the booking school. If for some reason the labels are missing – the box should be posted to the following address:

School and College Liaison Team

Student Recruitment, Marketing and Admissions

Hazlerigg Building

Loughborough University



LE11 3TU

Damaged or missing items:

Each box includes an equipment list required to successfully run the activity, if the box is found to be missing equipment, or if any of the equipment is found to be damaged, the WP team reserves the right to ask schools to cover the cost of replacements. 

Please note, that Items marked with an asterisk (*) are classed as consumables and do not need to be replenished by schools. 

Use of items:

All equipment provided through HE Unboxed has passed Loughborough University’s required safety checks, and where required, safety equipment has been provided. Therefore, Loughborough University is not responsible for any injuries that may occur whilst using the equipment within HE Unboxed activity.

The resources and materials provided should not be reproduced or redistributed beyond your own school without the permission of Loughborough University.