Planetarium visits Sidley School

STAR-STRUCK children at Sidley Primary school enjoyed a visit from the Planetarium based at Herstmonceux Science Centre.

The event was held to support the reception and year 5 pupils’ Space Learning Journeys classes.

Children from reception dressed up as astronauts for the day in preparation for their ‘journey into space’.

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The pupils were able to see for themselves the planets in our solar system close up, and experience live pictures from space.

Children in year 5 said they learned a lot of interesting facts. One child said: ”Space is really interesting because you don’t know how long it is and how wide it is.”

Another said: “We learnt that if Jupiter gets any bigger it will become a star.”

Teachers say the visit has inspired all the children to find out more about space.