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Castle Acre Church of England Primary Academy

Better Together

2018 National Space Centre 6.6.18

On Wednesday 6th June 2018, Oak Class arrived at school bright and early, eagerly anticipating their trip to The National Space Centre in Leicester.

The children explored the night sky in 'The Patrick Moore Planetarium'. They then travelled further afield, visiting the International Space Station, Mars and Uranus before returning to Earth. They also learnt about the origins of the rocket and watched explosive experiments in the ' It IS Rocket Science!' workshop. 

The exhibits in the centre allowed the children a 'hands-on' experience. They climbed the 144 steps to the top of the rocket tower, many preferring to take the lift back down!

"The National Space Centre was phenomenal because you could touch everything and there were some really good exhibits. I would recommend it to everyone." - Poppy

"I enjoyed the trip. My favourite bit was when we went into the Planetarium. I found out that the rings on planets were made from dust and rocks." - Kayleigh