Year 2 had a fantastic time at The National Space Centre on Wednesday 7th March. Amazingly, we were accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, while some of our children participated in a rocket workshop! During her visit, she focused on women’s contributions to Science as it was International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th March. Oshala Knox (2K) and Mira Amlani (2M) were interviewed by BBC Radio Leicester and some of the children and staff also had a fleeting appearance on East Midlands Today.
Throughout the day, the children participated in two workshops. During the first workshop the children designed, made and launched an air powered rocket. Consequently, they learnt how different forces work, in particular Newton’s third law. Using action and reaction, the children were able to observe how rockets take off. In the planetarium, the children learnt what it is like to be an astronaut through stories, an astronaut presentation, songs and trails. Many of the exhibits enhanced the children’s learning and knowledge of the cosmos.
We were so proud of the children: their behaviour was exemplary and they were superb ambassadors of our school. This outing certainly fed their avid curiosity: to infinity and beyond!
Miss Kavanagh, Mrs Powell and Mrs McKenzie-Ward
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