Pupils visit the final frontier in own school hall
Pupils at Hardwick Primary School were able to travel into space without leaving Bury St Edmunds last Friday.
They are studying astronomy as part of their key stage two syllabus and instead of going to a planetarium they had one of the world’s largest portable pones come to them.
Peter Bassett travels the country from Kent bringing space into school halls in a 7.4m diameter inflatable dome in which they can see constellations, animation clips from NASA and the Northern Lights.
The school’s key stage two organiser James Tottie said: “We thought it was a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn new facts in a fun way. It’s a novel way of presenting information.”
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Friday 24 May 2013
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