On Thursday 6th June, Year 2 travelled to Leicester to visit The National Space Centre. After a long journey, all the children got off the coach, more than ready to learn about space and to  participate in a rocket workshop. They were greeted with a multitude of sights, colours and sounds – all depicting something ‘out of this world’. Not surprisingly, they were very motivated and captivated by their new surroundings and this set the tone for the fantastic day ahead. All the children learnt about famous rockets, then created and launched their own, which was great fun. Next they had a wonderful space show in the large, full-dome planetarium. The children went on a voyage of discovery into space and experienced what it would be like to be a real astronaut. After that, they paid a visit to some of the themed galleries, which include our Solar System, Rocket Tower and Tranquillity Base: they really enjoyed trying out some of the interactive experiences on offer. It was an exhausting but inspiring day and all Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed this action-packed visit. Well done Year 2 for displaying super attitudes on this astronomical adventure!

Mrs Straw