On Thursday 20th June our Year 5 and 6 children took part on an over-night Stephen Hawking Foundation Space Camp Project. The aim being to inspire a greater number of young people to have aspirations for careers in scientific fields.
All KS2 children were involved in a range of scientific activities throughout the day linked to the Solar System and the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing which will be celebrated on 20th July this year. This included having the opportunity to go into an inflatable Planetarium, kindly provided by Durham University.
At 8 p.m. the Year 5 and 6 children returned to school for a ‘space-over’! Throughout the evening children completed a variety of space related activities including Art, English and Science.
Here are some quotes from our children:-
“Space Camp was a really good experience for all of us. We learnt lots about space while having fun doing the activities.” – Pippa
“It was the best time of my life. We were able to sleep in school and learn so much about the moon landing.” – Libby
“It was one of the greatest experiences I’ve had at school. Learning about space and the history of the moon landing was fun as we did experiments and thanks to our teachers, we were able to stay at school overnight to learn even more. – Joel
“It was ‘space-tacular!” – Grace