The Demeter House Stratosphere Project 2017 (DHSP2017) is a school project which involves the planning, launching, tracking and recovery of a high altitude balloon (with an onboard camera). The equipment used for our first launch has kindly been loaned to us by the Raspberry Pi Foundation through their Skycademy program. In order to continue running the project year on year we must raise funds in order to purchase our own setup.
In terms of the project there are many educational and social benefits such as versatile cross curricular opportunities and real world application of skills and knowledge whilst also promoting vital skills such as team work, project planning, problem solving and social skills to name a few. We also hope to share the project with fellow educational institutions and support them in undertaking their own launches.
We have created a range of unique reward packages for anyone who would like to donate to our cause. We have general packages suited towards the individual as well as packages targeted towards the business community. A more in depth description of the rewards follows;
Mug - The mug has been printed by our students and features the DHSP2017 logo.
T-Shirt - The T-Shirt has been embroidered by Wasp Sports with our DHSP2017 logo.
Framed Photo - A framed photo taken by the payload during the flight.
Seat on the Flight - Ten Lego spacemen will travel on the flight inside the payload. These limited rewards will have been to the stratosphere. In the unlikely event that the payload cannot be retrieved, you will still receive a replacement lego spaceman.
Advertisement - The logo/name of the company/organisation will be placed on the payload and also exposed to a worldwide audience via media outlets and social media.
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