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Fun Academy is organizing a Pop-up kindergarten parallel with Slush17. Children will train and learn together as Future Astronauts. They will also 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 Future Astronauts Pop-up kindergarten is in the Lapsiparkki room (see map). It will be operating only on Nov 30th and Dec 1st from 10 AM to 1 PM. Do not miss it!

Future Astronauts Program

We will showcase the revolutionary Future Astronauts Program, an adapted version of the real NASA astronaut training program. It is a ‘Fun Learning’ holistic educational solution. This program combines the best of Finnish approach to education with the best practices around the world. Furthermore, it empowers teachers to promote scientific thinking, physical activity, healthy nutrition and the meaningful use of technology among children.

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

The program supports children to develop core physical, social and mental competencies essential for life on earth. More importantly, they do so all while having fun and pursuing the dream of exploring space. It offers free high-quality early education material adaptable to the local context. Moreover, it focuses on four key topics: mind, body, mission and team. In short this program is an exploration of life skills in action.

Pop-up Kindergarten

At the pop-up kindergarten kids of today, astronauts of tomorrow, will go on an out of this world Fun Learning adventure. Children from several Finnish preschools will be training and learning together as Future Astronauts. Moreover, they will also receive special gifts sent all the way from the International Space Station. Get on board this space themed education session and meet the children and teachers!

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

Event Sponsors

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. We develop the best Fun Learning solutions, learning resources and digital tools for teachers and kids.

Space Nation brings the wonder of space into the kindergarten.

Space Nation enables discovery through inspiring space experiences. They offer anybody in the world with a smartphone the opportunity to learn basic astronaut skills. They engage and educate today’s citizens for tomorrow’s space era.

Pilke Kindergarten will add a twinkle to every day of learning through teachers empowered to be Future Astronaut Trainers.

Pilke Daycare Center is a Finnish early childhood education company with 71 daycare centers 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 center technology, will provide the technological drive for future astronaut training.

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), is a US$43 billion global Fortune 500 company. It 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 new ways in education. In return this can help to set benchmarks abroad. Lenovo wants to be an active partner in the Finnish society in the number of verticals. Examples are in educational reform and drive growth. Lenovo strives to evolve together with the best partners in the field.

Reima, will provide innovative Future Astronauts wear and inspire 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. Furthermore, they aim 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 – freely translates as Freshly. They make 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!

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

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