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Year 5 visit to Queen Mary's College in association with AWE

The children in Year 5 attended an exciting science workshop today hosted by Queen Mary’s College and delivered by AWE. In conjunction with this year’s national Science week focus (Journeys), the children learnt about different journeys throughout space and were able to build and launch their own space rockets. As part of this science experiment, different groups were instructed to add different components to their rockets in order to test which features enhanced their performance and therefore increased the distance that they soared through the air. Other activities included learning interesting new facts about the different planets within our solar system, the reason that we experience day and night and why astronauts need pressurised space suits and aircraft. All the adults were incredibly impressed with the behaviour of the children and how well they represented our school. They were all fully immersed in their activities and took part in their practical learning with wonderful enthusiasm. Well done Year 5!

Take a look at our pictures to see the exciting activities we took part in today.


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