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Areas served:

North West

iFLY Indoor Skydiving Trafford Quays Leisure Village 9 Trafford Way, Stretford, Manchester, M41 7JA

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MONTHS OPEN

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

AGE GROUPS SERVED

PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

iFLY STEM workshops use iFLY's unique vertical wind tunnel facility to make STEM exciting, relevant and accessible to all students. Get in touch, we guarantee you?ll have a blast!

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Leisure and Tourism | Indoor Skydiving Centres | Team Building | Special Educational Needs (SEN) | Technology | Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres | Science | PE (Physical Education/Sport) | Themed Attraction


What we offer

Our STEM workshops are designed with children and accessible science in mind. That, plus the thrill of indoor skydiving allows children to become an integral part of an interactive science exhibit, and feel first-hand, the effects of force on their body, which is an inspirational and comprehensive life and learning experience. We can't think of a better way to bring the theory of science to life and prove beyond all doubt that Flying pupils + Forces in action = Fun with physics?

What makes us a great choice?

Imagine a wind tunnel that could be used for testing the aerodynamics of an F1 racing car, turn it upright, step into the airflow and you are skydiving. Now imagine using this to demonstrate the science behind wind tunnel technology, human flight and skydiving in a fun and friendly environment.

Accreditation and Awards

CREST Superstar Accredited

What is typically included?

Key stage 1-2 
Wind Workshop is a one hour workshop that offers a unique hands on experience with the emphasis on fun! Classes are lead by Professor iFLY who will take the children through interactive demonstrations to show the basics of force and how a wind tunnel works, before setting them interesting, practical, wind based challenges that encourage time management, problem solving and working in a team. To be sure the workshop finishes on a high, the children will then have two amazing flights in our super-safe wind tunnel, which is the equivalent of three real tandem skydives from 12,000ft! What better way to bring theory to life and, above all, show how simple and fun science can be.

Key stage 3-4 
Physics of Flight is a one hour workshop that offers a unique opportunity to apply physics theory from the classroom to the live workings of a vertical wind tunnel. The result: fresh inspiration and enthusiasm for the subject! Each student will experience a combination of video, verbal and action based learning. This is based around Felix Baumgartners then recording breaking jump from the stratosphere and the physics of his decent (including terminal velocity, drag and surface area), followed by the engineering and physics behind the working of our wind tunnels. The highlight of the visit is, of course, two flights in the wind tunnel, equivalent to almost three real tandem skydives from 12,000 feet!

Group Sizes Catered For

From 10 pupils upward

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

Our Workshops have been designed in conjunction with teachers and STEM professionals to support STEM learning in your classroom.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Yes - no restrictions

Risk Assessment Details

We do have a completed risk assessment. This is available from Mike Hollinshead (Head of Education). Or, if teachers want to carry out their own risk assessment they just need to contact Mike to book a suitable time and date to visit.

Education Officer Information

Mike Hollinshead is Head of Education 
Email: mhollinshead@iflyworld.co.ukPhone: 0161 359 3864

Pricing Information

Wind Workshop: £29.99 per pupil (minimum 10 pupils) 

1 hour classroom session 
2 x amazing flights - equivalent to 3 real skydives from 12,000 feet 
Full instruction including class briefing 
Flight equipment hire - flight suit, helmet and goggles 
Personal flight certificate 
1 x USB of all photos taken during flight session

Wind Workshop lite?: £14.99 per pupil (minimum 20 pupils) 
30 minute classroom session 
1 x amazing taster flight - equivalent to 1 real skydive from 12,000 feet 
Full instruction including class briefing 
Flight equipment hire - flight suit, helmet and goggles 
Personal flight certificate 
1 x USB of all photos taken during flight session

Physics of Flight workshop: £29.99 per pupil (minimum of 10 pupils) 
1 hour classroom session 
2 x amazing flights - equivalent to 3 real skydives from 12,000 feet 
Full instruction including class briefing 
Flight equipment hire - flight suit, helmet and goggles 
Personal flight certificate 
1 x USB of all photos taken during flight session

Physics of Flight workshop lite?: £14.99 per pupil (minimum 20 pupils) 
30 minute classroom session 
1 x amazing taster flight - equivalent to 1 real skydive from 12,000 feet 
Full instruction including class briefing 
Flight equipment hire - flight suit, helmet and goggles 
Personal flight certificate 
1 x USB of all photos taken during flight session

Clothing Requirements

Comfy clothing, top without a collar or a hood and laced up footwear (a flight suit is provided to go over your clothes)

First Aid Information

First aid on site

Available Facilities

Merchandise shop 
cafe 
Viewing gallery to eat packed lunch 
Classroom

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Full access with disabled toilets and lift. Disabled people can fly

Opening Hours & Information

Open seven days a week from 9am to 9pm

Testimonials

I just wanted to be in touch to say thank you for your lovely email and for the experience the children enjoyed a couple of weeks ago.They loved every minute and it is clear from the work we have been doing postenrichment week


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