Explorations into space

Form 6 shared what they had been learning about the solar system with the rest of the school in assembly.

After their stargazing experience with Mr McCarthy and Mrs Carn, Form 6 visited the Greenwich Observatory this week to explore space and learn about all things telescope related.

They presented a fascinating assembly to the rest of the school which included all the things they are learning about our solar system. The subjects ranged from dwarf planets like Pluto, to Andromeda - the nearest galaxy to our Milky Way. Some children talked about the gas giants, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, while other pupils shared their knowledge of the distances from Earth to our moon and to the Sun. Did you know that the Sun is over 93 million miles away, and it would also take approximately seven months to travel to Mars? Form 6 has also been hearing about the Big Bang and discovered that the Universe is around 13.8 billion years old.

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