In November, Swallows Class headed off to Leicester to visit the National Space Centre. We began with a trip to their planetarium, where the entire ceiling came vividly to life with the tales of and journeys encountered by an astronaut.
During the day, we climbed the 42m high rocket tower (144 steps – each counted by a Year 5!), enjoyed launching water-powered rockets, discovered how heavy a tin of baked beans would be on the Sun, and discovered whether we would be affected by the dreaded space sickness. The class completed the Forces Trail, discovering answers to different questions as they went. Everyone loved squeezing through the wormhole, learning why Saturn can float in a bathtub, and watching Tim Peake’s launch.