• Ben Norman

Theme Trip: National Space Centre Visit

On Wednesday 20th November Key Stage 3 had the opportunity to visit the National Space Centre in Leicester as this terms current Theme trip. SSSC’s Key Stage 3’s behaviour was exemplary throughout the visit and they represented the school in a superb manner.

The pupils had a fantastic day of discovery and exploration which started off with a viewing in the Space Centre’s incredible Sir Patrick Moore’s Planetarium, where the pupils watched an immersive fulldome show celebrating the Apollo Space programme and fascinating facts about the complexities of space travel.

The exploration didn’t stop there though, after lunch the pupils were able to explore the centres inspiring attractions. This included 4 floors of engaging and interactive exhibits. The museum contains items from the Apollo Space programme, hundreds of interesting facts about our solar system, lots of interactive space equipment in the tranquility base, a 42 metre high Rocket Tower and even the opportunity to have a go at being a futuristic weather reporter in the green screen weather pod!

After a fully packed exciting day of exploring, it’s safe to say the trip was a fantastic success and an extraordinary experience for our Key Stage 3 pupils to learn and explore the mind boggling facts, figures and stories behind space travel and our universe!