Year 5 pupils had a WONDERFUL opportunity to participate in a residential ‘SPACE CAMP’ last weekend. Children stayed overnight in the school hall, in special pop-up tents named after planets. Children experienced simulated life as an astronaut: Wearing large goggles and thick gloves, children had to communicate effectively whilst repairing sections of the (lego) International Space Centre; Children experienced sensory deprivation whilst they ate dehydrated space food; Rockets were built and launched; Constellations were spotted and identified on a beautifully clear night.
The event ended with an ‘Award Ceremony.’ The most successful pair were Elizabeth and Liam, whilst Sam was the best trainee astronaut overall. There were a range of prizes including NASA t-shirts for all. Huge thanks to Mrs Smedley for organising the event, and Mrs Bennet (Science Lead) and Mrs Robinson for joining the mission!