On 3rd February we held a fantastic space day, as part of our involvement with the Tim Peake project, which consisted of workshops for both the children and their parents. All parents were invited to take part both within the classrooms throughout the day and also in the hall where we had a visiting scientist Jo Richardson. She inspired the children by delivering an assembly in the morning to explain the exciting initiative that we are involved in.
Jo then led workshops in the hall to all classes, and parents, from making fizzy rockets to setting up a working scale model of our solar system. The photos attached show activities ranging from Mission X 26.2 with Tim, where the children were helping to run the London marathon; which Tim Peake did whilst on the ISS. Each point earned through the Mission X challenges equal one step taken on our journey from the earth to the moon as we near completion of level 1. See the following website for further information about Mission X and for separate blogs and pictures.
There were also rocket building activities; solar system research stations; learning the Russian alphabet and writinng in code. In addition, there was an exciting resource called ‘space case’ where the children got to investigate properties of materials for magnetism, conductivity, impact, heat and pressure testing. The day involved opportunities for all the children to get immersed in the wonderful world of science with the hope of inspiring them to further research and potentially consider future employment opportunities within the space industry.
I would like to say a huge thank you to all parents who came to this event and appreciate your support.
We will be having a second day similar to this on 3rd March whereby ALL parents are again welcome to attend. Hope to see you all then.