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Family Friday - Space

We enjoyed an evening of space related activities on Friday 7th February.

Local amateur astrophotographer and Hawthorns Dad Paul Ibbitson showed the children his amazing photographs and answered questions about planets, stars and galaxies in a talk which one 10 year old pupil described as “just awesome”.

There were also opportunities to hold a shooting star (a tiny piece from a 70 tonne meteorite which fell in 1947, creating a crater as big as the school playing field when it landed in Russia); make glow-in-the-dark constellations; design and launch blow dart rockets; create chalk art solar eclipse pictures; and, possibly the most popular activity of all, decorate biscuits as planets using swirls of coloured icing sugar.

Paul Ibbitson's amazing photographs are here

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