Space Centre trip is out of this world

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Students enjoyed an out-of-this-world experience when they visited The National Space Centre.

Around 100 students from Year 7 were encouraged to reach for the stars when they visited the popular tourist attraction in Leicester as part of their science studies.

The striking £52 million National Space Centre was opened in 2001 and is run as an educational charity to offer science workshops for schools. It features six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, and an iconic 42m-high rocket tower to bring space flight, astronomy and cosmology to life for visitors.

Students got the chance to explore the many exhibits on show and watched a film in the Centre's Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium to learn what it takes to be an astronaut, including the changes in the human body during take off, the intense training involved and the dangers of being in space.

Science Teacher, Mr M Lee, who organised the trip, added: “We also attended a talk called “It IS rocket science” which engaged the students in all aspects of how rockets work, linking nicely to the topic they are currently studying in their Year 7 Science lessons.

“The National Space Centre is a wonderful venue that really brings science to life and our students had a great time looking around the many interesting galleries and exhibitions to learn more about space.”

Posted on May 1, 2018 .