GES Ltd is a huge supporter of STE(A)M - that's Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths - in inspiring the next generation of students. We regularly engage across a wide curriculum of activities and we enjoy every opportunity to work with some amazing talent both in our own region in Cornwall, but increasingly from visiting schools, colleges and universities across the country.

We currently offer the following educational programmes:

Short visits – site tours:

  • 1-hour tour of Goonhilly Earth Station
  • Any age/key stage
  • Fees: £4.80 (incl VAT) per student, minimum fee £72 (equivalent to 15 students). Supervisors/teachers free.
  • Maximum number of students per tour: 25.
  • Offered each Monday between 10 AM and 2 PM depending on availability, booking required.

Work Experience:

  • Week-long programme with lectures, project work, and job shadowing.
  • Aimed at students in Year 10.
  • Fees: No cost, but maximum number of students applies, so early enquiry is recommended.
  • Dates for 2018: 12-16 March - sign up details available here.

Summer School:

  • Week-long programme with lectures and project work.
  • Aimed at Year 12 students, more academic than Work Experience.
  • Typically run in July. Dates and fees for 2018: TBC.

For bookings, any other visits, or general enquiries, please email education at goonhilly dot org.

  • Year 12 Summer School

    Our Year 12 Summer School ran from 10-14 July 2017. The 23 participating students got an in-depth introduction to satellite communications and our activities on site. They worked in teams on hands-on practicals and projects, and got a chance to be involved in networking with professionals from the aerospace sector.

    Watch this space for announcements of future summer schools!

  • Year 10 Work Experience

    Each year, we host a handful of Year 10 pupils for a week for their work experience. The pupils participate in a mix of lectures, work shadowing, and hands-on projects to gain an understanding of the basics of satellite communications, to see classroom mathematics, physics, science & technology applied in the workplace, and to practice their soft skills including team work and communication.

    If you're a student interested in participating, or a school looking to send some pupils, please contact education [at] goonhilly [dot] org.

    Testimonials and pupil experiences:

    "Coming out of school and seeing a real workplace has been interesting. It's not just about how well one person does - it's about how the whole place does well."

    "There has been a balanced mix of practical tasks and theoretical learning, both of which have greatly enhanced my knowledge of telecommunications."

    "My work experience at GES has helped guide me in terms of my future career and education. It has shown me that you need drive, passion and enthusiasm in order to do the work well and enjoy it."

    "In the future I may see if I can get an apprenticeship at Goonhilly."

    "I found the week incredibly interesting and developed a greater knowledge of the diverse jobs at an Earth Station."

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