We have just returned from an inspirational visit to the National Space Centre as part of our Space Expedition.
The visit was an excellent opportunity for the children of year 5 and 6 to explore and find out about Space; including what it is like to be an astronaut, how stars form and the different planets within our solar system. The children were engaged from the minute they arrived, exploring the different exhibits. Then they discovered how the rockets, which are exploring space today, work. It was definitely an exciting, explosive show.
The highlight of the day however, was visiting the fantastic full-dome 360 degree planetarium. Here the children had the opportunity to explore outer space. They were guided by a presenter through the solar system, visiting each planet in turn to find out interesting facts such as ‘Planet Uranus was originally called George in honour of King George III’. All the children had a brilliant day; it really helped to bring our Expedition to life. They have come back to school excited to continue finding out about space and life beyond planet Earth.
I’d like to say a big thanks to all staff and parents for making the day memorable.