Helsinki, Finland – November 2017

30.11 and 1.12 from 10:00-13:00

Fun Academy is organizing a Pop-up kindergarten parallel with Slush17. Children will train and learn together as future astronauts, and receive special gifts sent all the way from the International Space Station on 30.11 at 11:45. You are welcome to join this space-themed education session, meet the children and teachers, and take photographs. The Space Nation Kids pop-up kindergarten is in the Lapsiparkki room (see map), and will be operating only on Nov 30th and Dec 1st from 10 AM to 1 PM. Do not miss it!

A preschool program based on one of the best early education systems in the world is training kids for space.

Fun Academy, is showcasing its revolutionary Space Nation Kids Future Astronaut Training Program,  an adapted version of the real NASA astronaut training program, a product of the ‘Fun Learning’ holistic educational solution.  It combines the best of the Finnish approach to education and the finest educational practices around the world.

“Fun Academy will make learning fun for kids everywhere on the planet, and beyond” says Peter Vesterbacka, Co-founder of Fun Academy. 

This 12-week free training program aims to empower teachers through comprehensive guidance and support to promote scientific thinking, physical activity, healthy nutrition and the meaningful use of technology among children, facilitating exploration of life skills in action.

“We want to empower teachers around the world, because great teachers matter. Great teachers are lifelong learners and will enable children to overcome challenges, strive towards a bright future, and fulfil their dreams” says Sanna Lukander, Fun Academy CEO.

The program allows children to develop core physical, social and mental competencies essential for life on earth, all while having fun and pursuing the dream of exploring space. It offers free high-quality early education material adaptable to the local context and focuses on four key topics: mind, body, mission and team.

The event is organized in collaboration with Space Nation, Pilke Kindergarten, Reima, Lenovo, Raikastamo and Arctic Superfoods.  Please find below more information about our partners.

Fun Academy, brings a unique global Fun Learning educational solution to children.

Fun Academy is combining the best of the Finnish approach to education with best practices from around the world. Our team of pedagogical and entertainment experts are developing the best fun learning environments, teaching tools and gamified learning tools for teachers and kids.

Space Nation brings the wonder of space into the kindergarten.

Space Nation is enabling discovery through inspiring space experiences. They are offering anybody in the world with a smartphone the opportunity to learn basic astronaut skills, engaging and educating today’s citizens for tomorrow’s new space era.

Pilke Kindergarten will add a twinkle to every day of learning through teachers empowered to be future astronaut trainers.

Pilke Daycare Centres is a Finnish early childhood education company with a total of 71 daycare centres around Finland. In addition, Pilke provides after-school activities for basic education on the premises of 22 schools. Pilke operation reaches about 4000 children. The number of employees is approximately 800. Their strategy is to ensure that children have a good day – every day. Come and ask them questions about Finnish early learning.

Lenovo, a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and data centre technology, will provide the technological drive for future astronaut training.

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), a US$43 billion global Fortune 500 company, wants its technologies and a vast portfolio of devices to enable and empower evolution and growth in pre-school education. Technology, best practices and industry knowledge combined with services will equip Finnish pre-schools to lead the new ways in education that can help to set benchmarks abroad. Lenovo wants to be an active partner in the Finnish society in the number of verticals e.g. in educational reform and drive growth and evolution together with the best partners in the field.

Reima, will provide innovative future astronaut wear and inspiring children to discover the joy of movement.

Reima is a globally leading brand in functional kids’ wear. Their mission is to encourage children to discover the joy of movement, and their aim is to provide good quality, year-around, tip-to-toe wardrobe for active children between ages 0-12 years. Functionality, safety, sustainability and innovation are fundamental to Reima design.

Arctic Superfoods, will provide the best arctic flavours through super snacks to nourish the future astronaut body and mind.

Arctic Superfoods aims to make the awesome and nutritious Arctic flavours available to everyone. They want to offer better snacks that will fill you with strength and make you feel invincible.

Raikastamo, will quench the thirst of our hard-working future astronauts through fresh and delicious solar-powered fruit bombs.

Raikastamo – which freely translates as Freshly, makes new additive-free, delicious organic products available to an increasing amount of people. Their products contain no added sugar – only natural sugar from the fruits. Jump on board, when you visit the beverage shelf next time!

For more information contact Elena Piñero Martínez – Head of Communications and Marketing on +358458460300 or elena@funacademy.fi

Where to find us: Lapsiparkki room @ Messukeskus 1, 00520 Helsinki

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