Packed month of activities as Discovery Planet celebrates 10th birthday

Fun at Discovery Planet

June will be a busy month for the Discovery Planet Team, with plenty of free things to see and do at Discovery Planet HQ, 47 High Street, Ramsgate.

On Saturday, June 8, Discovery Planet is teaming up with windfarm operators, London Array, to offer free community workshops demonstrating how the turbines off our coastline use wind to generate electricity, and tell us about the associated job opportunities.

There’s no need to book, and people of all ages can just drop into the sessions which start on the hour, every hour, from 10am to 3pm (which is when the last one starts). The 10am slot is a special quiet session for those who need a calmer environment.

On Saturday, June 16 you’re invited to celebrate Discovery Planet’s 10th birthday with a free science party! Drop in any time between 10am and 3pm to watch flash freezes, play with robots, solve crimes, explore space  and much more.

Refugee Week, which runs from June 17-23, will involve several organisations in Ramsgate come together to celebrate the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.

There will be a free film screening at Ramsgate Community Cinema, 64 High Street, Ramsgate, starting at 7pm. No need to book.

On Friday, June 21, Discovery Planet will team up with expert educators from Dover-based charity, Samphire, to offer interactive, curriculum-linked workshops to local schools about why people seek refuge and what it means to be a refugee. School groups should book now to avoid disappointment by calling Nikki on 07887614581

On Saturday, June 22 Discovery Planet and Arts in Ramsgate (46 High Street) will both open their doors from 10am to 3pm to offer refreshments and a range of activities which explore the meaning of ‘HOME’, the theme of this year’s Refugee Week.

You’ll also get the chance to see an artwork made by a group of young people attending Pie Factory Music’s Open Arms project. To complement the event, independent bookshop, Book Bodega, in Harbour Street, has curated a reading list that can be found online at www. uk.bookshop.org/lists/refugee-week-2024. Many of the titles can also be obtained through the local library.

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