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        Year 5 Blast Off to the National Space Centre

        Author: Lorna Ockwell


        Year 5 children were over the moon after an inspirational visit to the National Space Centre on Tuesday 19th June. As part of their space topic, the budding astronauts explored exhibits and learned about the universe, what it’s like to be an astronaut, how stars form, and the different planets in our solar system.

        The children, who were engaged from the moment they arrived, enjoyed visiting the iconic Rocket Tower where they saw the Blue Streak and Thor Able rockets as well as real Moon rock. Becoming trainee astronauts on a lunar base in the year 2025 was an exciting part of the visit to the Tranquillity Base.

        However, the highlight of the day was visiting the fantastic, full-dome, 360degree 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.’

        Miss Hornsby (Year 5 class teacher) said, “All the children had a superb day; it truly helped to bring our space topic to life. They have come back to school motivated and enthused to continue their exploration of our solar system and universe”.

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