Half-term interactive alien film show in Keele

Half-term interactive alien film show in Keele
Half-term interactive alien film show in Keele

Half-term interactive alien film show in Keele

Caudwell Children, the Staffordshire based charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, has announced that during the October half-term holiday it is to give disabled children, and those with additional needs, the opportunity to enjoy a short film which explores the evidence of alien life.

We Are Aliens, will be shown in a 360-degree dome that wraps around the viewer, providing an immersive and interactive experience.

The STARDOME screenings, open to 4-18 year olds, will take place on Tuesday 29th October, 2019, at Keele Sports Centre, Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG.

The 45-minute film, narrated by Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, was premiered at the National Space Centre in 2012.

“This is a wonderful chance for children to watch an interesting and educational film in an unusual environment,” said Becky Deri from Caudwell Children. “It will give them the feeling that they are part of the film, as it looks at how one day we could be part of a galactic community sharing our knowledge and ideas.

“But it also considers that Earth could be the only planet with life, and how that would affect the development of the human race.”

Produced with input from UK Astronomers the film takes viewers on an epic ride in the hunt for the evidence of alien life. From the exploration of our neighbouring worlds to the discovery of distant exoplanets it tries to answer the fundamental question of ‘Are we alone?’

“Although the show is possibly more suited for children of eight years of age and above, the characters and imagery makes it attractive for younger children,” said Becky.

To accommodate this there will be a 10.00am screening for 4-6 year olds, an 11.00am screening for 7-10 year olds, a 1.00pm screening for 11-14 year olds and a 2.00pm screening for 15-18 year olds.

Places are limited and only one adult will be allowed inside the dome with each child due to restricted space.

Becky says that Caudwell Children’s activity days are important in helping disabled children escape the confines of their home. As she concluded: “Incredibly, 78% of disabled children in the UK have no access to activities outside the house. Activity days like this encourage social interaction in a secure environment.

“We encourage as many disabled children and young people as we can to engage in our activities and we strive to ensure that they have the best time possible.

“With the show winning the Times Higher Education Outreach Initiative of the Year Award, in 2015, I’m sure those who attend won’t be disappointed.”

To book a place call Becky Deri on 01782 433613 or email: becky.deri@caudwellchildren.com

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