The future is here

9th March 2001 at 00:00
(Photograph) - The future is here: Space will no longer be the final frontier at schools in several local authorities, as they have won funding from the Classroom of the Future scheme run by the Department for Education and Employment. Cornwall's pound;624,000 project will include a space mission control centre, night astronomy through remote control of satellites on the other side of the world, and collaborations with the new Nationl Space Science Centre in Leicester. Telford and Wrekin also plans to work with the centre, which opens in late June. Meanwhile, a pound;750,000 project to create a community learning space in Kensington and Chelsea in London will focus on a high-power telescope linked to the Faulkes Telescope Project in Hawaii. Schools minister Jacqui Smith said the 32 pilot projects will be instrumental in shaping tomorrow's classrooms.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today