In 2019 LGfL launched an Ohbot into (near) space in collaboration with the Ohbot team and an LGfL primary school. LGfL captured the event via video and inflight data using a range of sensors. In the summer of 2021, 80 Picoh Robots were donated to a small number of LGfL primary schools to explore the range of features that physical computing offered in relation to the delivery of the National Curriculum. The pilot schools have shared their materials and experiences for the benefit of the whole LGfL community and in doing so have created cross curricular learning resources for maths, geography, history, science and literacy to inspire educators to use physical computing in a meaningful way.

We have divided the Near Space Launch experience into chapters and with the support of our community of schools have created curriculum content that links directly to videos used within; you will find computing resources as well as a mixture of cross curricular links to support Maths, History, Geography, Science and English.

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Project

Chapter 2: Prelaunch

Chapter 3: 3, 2, 1... Launch

Chapter 4: Post Launch

Chapter 5: The Search

Chapter 6: Found!

Achievements from the Pilot

Find out more about the achievements of each pilot school.