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