Agora International School students at NASA Space Center Houston

Agora International School students embarked on a Space Adventure at NASA Space Centre in Houston

Thirteen exceptional students from Agora Sant Cugat International School, Agora Portals International School, Agora Lledó International School and Agora Granada College had the unique opportunity to experience a transformative experience at the NASA Space Centre in Houston.

This educational trip was the initiative of Agora Sant Cugat International School and they invited students from Agora Portals International School, Agora Lledó International School and Agora Granada College International School to join them. It was a unique experience to go beyond the borders of the earth, enabled participating students the chance to immerse themselves in the world of space exploration and it ultimately left a deep impression on their young and passionate minds.

During their stay in Houston, Texas, the students not only had the opportunity to learn about the vibrant city and its surroundings, they also had exclusive access to the NASA facilities, a dream come true for any space enthusiast!

They carried out a series of activities that included building and launching rockets, designing habitats on the planet of Mars, creating and operating robots to extract samples of Martian rock, and simulating zero gravity through diving.

Minyu Qian, ASCIS student from Baccalaureate 2, commented, “During our visit to NASA, we gained invaluable knowledge and experiences, particularly in the realms of teamwork and creativity, through engaging in a series of remarkable space-related projects.”

 

 

Students were immersed in an environment that allowed them to experience the challenges and thrills astronauts face in space at first-hand. In addition to acquiring scientific and technical knowledge, they emphasised the importance of teamwork and, in the words of Martí Moreno, ASCIS student from Baccalaureate 2, “The feeling of floating freely underwater, as astronauts do in space, was unbelievable! It made me understand the importance of adaptability and problem solving in hostile environments such as outer space”.

Enric Esquefa, the accompanying teacher from ASCIS, affirmed, “It has been a memorable experience for everyone and we received exquisite care and attention from the Houston Space Centre staff. The fact that we are a group of students from different Agora sister schools created a healthy spirit of competition from which we learned together.”

Jordi Ros, the Head of ASCIS, expressed his satisfaction with this unique educational experience, “We are proud to provide our students with the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of space science. We believe these inspiring experiences contribute greatly to their personal and academic development.”

Students’ interest and participation in fields related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) is actively promoted in ASCIS and is part of the value proposal of Globeducate.

In the words of Alejandro Dopazo, ASCIS student in Baccalaureate 2, “These experiences inspire and motivate people to pursue careers in STEAM, promoting innovation and technological progress”.

This trip is an example of the opportunities that Agora schools give to their students to foster innovation and technological progress and motivate them to pursue careers related to science and Technology to pave the way for future generations of scientists and astronauts.

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