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National Space Centre Visit

Ms Kurasz (Maths), Mr Anderson (Science) and Ms Merritt had an early start from school with a group of Year 8 students when they went to the National Space Centre in Leicester for a day of space exploration and discovery.

They spent the morning exploring the museum finding out fun facts such as inside the International Space Station, astronauts' urine is recycled into water (for drinking) and oxygen (for breathing)! After lunch the group climbed to the top of the iconic rocket tower to find out more about the history of space travel and also had the chance to ride on a flight simulator. The students were captivated and inspired by a workshop entitled “It is Rocket Science”.

The students had a lot to say about their experience, including:

"I enjoyed the planetarium and the simulation aspects of the trip because it was very engaging. The talk at the end was also interesting as it was interspersed with experiments" - Grace M

"I really enjoyed my experience today. My favourite part of the day was the film in the planetarium. I thought it was really informative (although I did feel queasy!) One thing I learnt is that your body grows when you go into space" - Emre S

"I enjoyed and learnt a lot from the rocket science workshop. I also liked seeing the rocket and going in the flight simulator" - Abdur-Raheem B

"I think it was fun and will help me decide what I want to be when I grow up" - Sania S

"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
“I especially liked the Science and Maths departments”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Very impressed with the sports facilities"
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
“Welcoming staff, friendly, confident students and excellent facilities”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Driven leadership, confident pupils. Staff friendly and open to discussing subjects and needs of my child”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
“Great opportunity to meet staff and gain greater depth of my child’s achievement”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
“Great facilities. Dedicated and enthusiastic staff”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
“It was good to speak to his form tutor and hear about what is happening in class”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
“Clean, bright, vibrant learning space”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
“Excellent feedback, we’re very happy with progress so far”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
“Friendly staff, well-behaved kids”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
“Impressed with the consistent enthusiasm of the teaching staff when discussing feedback”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
“Excellent facilities, improving school”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018