Leicester's National Space Centre awarded grant to teach autistic children about space using dance

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Leicester attraction the National Space Centre has been awarded a grant to use dace teach autistic children about space.

The scheme is part of a UK-wide project to develop new and creative digital ways to engage and involve under-served and under-represented communities and audiences with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.

The National Space Centre has been selected as one of eight science centres in the UK to receive funding as part of the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres' (ASDC) Project Inspire: Digital Engagement and Innovation Programme.

The National Space Centre's discovery team will work with Moving Together, a community dance company based in Leicester, for a weekly autism-specific after-school club.

Youngsters will learn about space and dance, using movement and digital enhancement to display space science concepts such as the movement of the planets.

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