Playpark partners with Ubisoft to teach kids about space

Kidzania London has launched a gaming system to educate children about the solar system

Aiming to break the mould when it comes to traditional teaching methods, KidZania London – the indoor city run by kids at Westfield White City – will be launching a brand new Starlink Space Station gaming activity in partnership with Ubisoft, to help teach children in Key Stages 2 and 3 all about the solar system.

From the 14th August, children will be able transform into Interstellar Space Cadets and learn all about the real intergalactic universe on which Ubisoft’s latest game, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, is based.

Split into two sections, cadets will first attend a briefing of their mission, where they’ll discover the wonders of the sun and solar system, and learn how gravity holds the system together. They will also learn all about Atlas, the real triple star system within the Pleiades cluster with seven planets.

Cadets will then go on to customise and create a space model, before embarking on a journey through the Atlas Star System by playing the game itself. Testing and navigating their ship, they will explore a vibrant realisation of how a planet’s ecosystem could look, with plenty of wildlife and secrets to uncover. Along the way, they’ll encounter many challenges that they will have to act upon carefully, encouraging strong thinking and problem-solving skills.

Eddie Kemsley, CEO at KidZania commented: “We are over the moon to be partnering with Ubisoft to bring learning about the solar system to life in a fun and unique way. By fully immersing players in the sci-fi world of Atlas, this experience really helps to demonstrate how gaming can be both fun and educational at the same time.”

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