SciTech: 19+1

9th, 10th and 11th April 2019

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SciTech:+1 is a special extra programme brought to you from SciTech. The summer programme is so popular that children want to do more! At SciTech:+1 we repeat those favourite programmes that everyone loves, like Cool Science! We also pilot programmes that we intend to introduce in future summer programmes. This year, if you will pardon the pun, the children will be piloting rockets!


At Easter there are three subjects that run over three days. Here is what we will be getting up to…


Enter the world of codes and ciphers, dead letter drops, surveillance and counter-surveillance. With hidden cameras and bugs to staying safe online, digital technology is in important feature in the secret world of spies. You will get to use high-tech and low-tech code-breaking systems to follow a secret path to get the secrets you need to complete your mission!

Cool Science

Its liquid nitrogen, dry ice, explosions and ice cream! This is one of SciTech’s most favourite action packed, days. We’ve done it many times before but we keep getting asked to do it again and again and again! You will get to touch the coldest thing you will ever touch, you will float bubbles on clouds of carbon dioxide, use freezing cold liquid oxygen to set fire to a biscuit, make a dry ice explosion and of course, create your own ice cream using the liquid nitrogen. All this and more and of course, as always, there is something new in the programme too.


You will build your own rocket which will be put on our special rocket launcher. When you launch it will go high, very high, very very high. So just before you launch it you might like to say goodbye to it because we can’t guarantee we can get it back! That’s only one rocket; you will be making quite a few, some powered by air, some by water and we will be launching a rocket fuel powered one which will need a parachute to get it back safely!


At SciTech:+1, children are divided into three groups…


This is our red group and is for children who are 10 years or older.

On Tuesday April 9th the red group will be launching rockets. On the 10th they will be spying and on the 11th its Cool Science!


Our green group is for children aged 7 to 10.

On April 9th the green group will be into cool science and on the 10th they will be launching rockets and on the 11th its SpyTech.


Our mini group, the yellows, is for 5 to 7 year olds. On Tuesday April 9th our minis will be exploring the world of spying! On the 10th its Cool Science! On the 11th they will be blasting off with the rocket programme.


Baguley Hall Primary School, Ackworth Dr, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 1LB


Here are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding SciTech: 19+1.

Does my child have to attend every day?

At SciTech:+1 which takes place in the Easter holidays, a child can attend one, two or three days and you only pay for the days that they attend. In summer you always pay for the whole five days. It does sometimes happen that a child has to miss a day and when that does happen, we try to give them materials from the day they’re missing. Because the different subjects are not dependent on each other, missing any one day doesn’t affect any of the other days.

What are the times for delivering and collecting my children?

Our standard operating hours are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. However, we do offer a chargeable extended care programme which means that children can be delivered to us as early as 8:30am and can be left in our care up till 6:00pm. There are more details about our extended care in the following question.

How does the extended care program work?

The programme works differently at Easter than it does in summer.

In summer you can purchase morning extended care (Early Club) and evening extended care (Late Club) separately but the cost is always for the whole five days and typically costs £35 per week for each club.

At Easter extended care is charged by the day. It usually costs around £10 per day and includes both the morning and the evening sessions.

Is SciTech safe?

Yes. Although children get to do the most things we are always particularly careful to make proper safety assessments. Moreover we believe that safety should not just be imposed but be part of what we do. Which is why quite often, we discuss with the children, the safety issues and get them to identify the potential hazards and the precautions and procedures we should adopt.

At SciTech we have meticulous security procedures too. We have strictly controlled access to where we are working and carefully control the delivery and collection of the children in our care.

Where is SciTech and what should the children bring each day?

The SciTech events are usually held in a school during the school holiday. Before each event begins the parents of enrolled children, are sent a special ‘Starter Pack’ which has everything a parent needs to know… what to bring, including a packed lunch, what should be left behind and where we are and how to contact us.

I have never sent a child to SciTech and I’m wondering what it’s like?

SciTech is quite unlike so many other courses. It is amazing! which is why more than 80% of the children who you will find at a SciTech, will already been to at least one before! For parents who have not had children at SciTech before, we have prepared a useful guide which you can read by clicking here.

Do you provide lunch for the children?

Only when a child forgets to bring their lunch in which case our staff will share their lunch with them! We do however provide fruit juice and biscuits at break times and there is always plenty of water available particularly on those rare hot sunny days.

Can you take children with special needs?

We aim to accommodate every child. We have been known to adapt our equipment for children with physical disabilities as well as for the blind or low vision sufferers. It’s important that parents of such children whether behavioural or physical difficulties, contact us before booking so that we can determine the requirements and whether or not we could help.



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