World Space Week

World Space Week (WSW) is the largest public ‘space event’ on Earth. Each year, in 2016 from the 4th to the 10th of October, over 70 countries from around the World, host a series of events to celebrate the benefits of space and the excitement that space exploration can offer.

Lunar Mission One plans to use WSW annually to showcase activities of its pilot schools and colleges. Students are invited to develop and submit space based projects and WSW Competition entries.

Further details about World Space Week, a list of event ideas and educational resources are available at:

World Space Week is an ideal time to focus on STEM based student projects. The award winning ASTROEDU website contains a wealth of exciting STEM based ‘space science’ lessons and projects for your students to undertake:

For a list of more STEM project ideas and STEM resources, follow the links below:
- STEM Project Ideas - pdf file
- STEM Resources (Microsoft Word - docx file)


World Space Week 2016 - Competition

Students are invited to compose a poem that has a space related theme. Students may choose to write poems about the LM1 mission, our Moon or any other space related topic.

Entries will be judged across four age categories:

Stage 1 Poetry Challenge (4 to 5 years)

Stage 2 Poetry Challenge (6 to 11 years)

Stage 3 Poetry Challenge (12 to 16 years)

Stage 4 Poetry Challenge (> 17 years)

Competition entries should be digitally recorded (see the LM1 Teachers Toolkit for details of the allowable formats).

Entries must be:
- labelled with your unique school ID code 
- include World Space Week 2016 Competition as the title.
- include the name and age of the student.
- submitted no later than the 31st September 2016.

Winning entries will be displayed and celebrated on the LM1 website.

Competition entries should be sent to:

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More Information

For more information about the Life on Earth Public Archive, STEM Projects and World Space Week, please go to the following links:

Pilot Education Programme

Life on Earth Public Archive
STEM Projects