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National Space Centre

National Space Centre

Year 5 went to the National Space Centre near Leicester.

We took a coach to get there, however the adventure began when the coach nearly got stuck underneath a bridge on the way to the Space Centre! When we eventually arrived there we arranged ourselves into our groups. First, we attended a workshop where we understood more about the different seasons, day and night and why the days are shorter in the winter and are longer in the summer. We learnt that in the Year 2018 a machine will land on Mars to see if there are any life forms there.

On the way to the lunchroom we passed two rockets, one of them started pouring smoke out and making sound effects of a rocket taking off! We enjoyed our packed lunches and were informed that in the afternoon we would visit the exhibits and go into a space dome at the end of the day. I was very excited and looking forward to it.

After lunch we went back to the main museum and some of us were able control a robotic arm where we were collecting pieces of rock from space. 

Finally we went to the dome which had a quiz, fact files and information about the stars. That was my favourite part of the day.

We all had a super day!

Callum Rittig (5S)