Our objective is to use aeromodeling for the purpose of engendering creativity, craft skills and resilience. Few subjects offer so much of this and we think the Home Educated student with the greater time available is perfectly placed to explore this huge subject that is also rich in functional skills.
We feel particularly committed to Home Educators as we are part of that community and perceive they are at a disadvantage with no tax breaks for educating their own kids.
HE tends to encourage diversity and creativity in a way that state education cannot. It is no surprise that Aer0nauts is currently the only UK team involving children as young as 10 in the payload challenges. The challenges have developed to encourage this age group for which we are grateful. We encourage other teams in this age group to participate but we recognise that this is very timeconsuming and can be frustrating in the extreme given the risk of crashing!
We regard Home Education as an excellent way of educating and engendering many of the critical thinking skills and tenacity that industry needs for shaping the future.
Children with ASD and dyslexia can be seen to thrive in certain aspects here as our developing case studies show.
The 'Home Eds' we have worked with so far have been inspiring to us and very much appreciate the practical and purposeful project based-learning as a fantastic way of really focussing and achieving something that they see as rewarding.