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Astro Camp sleepover

Year 2 pupils on a mission to explore space.

Published: 26 April 2022

Year 2 children at Tudor Grange Primary Academy, part of the University of Worcester Ogden Partnership, spent a day and night immersed in space activities when they took part in their school Astro Camp. The children stayed overnight in their ‘space pods’ and blasted off into the weekend like Neil Armstrong did to the moon!

The children created their own lunar modules, learnt about space in the visiting planetarium, handled artefacts brought back from actual space missions, launched rockets, created constellation projectors, baked star biscuits, and took part in astronaut training!

“They even observed satellites and stars in the night sky thanks to a visit by a local space enthusiast, who formerly worked at the Royal Observatory,” enthuses the Year 2 teacher, Miss Flack.

Children looking through binoculars

“The Astro Camp was an absolute success from the moment the children arrived and received their Nasa badges in the morning,” continues Miss Flack. “They loved imagining what it would be like to be an astronaut, using secondary sources to learn about the solar system, and using the high-quality binoculars and telescopes for their exploration of the night’s sky.”

“The children were totally engaged in this exciting opportunity.”
Ogden regional rep, Janinne Delorenzo who took part in the AStro Camp.

rows of tents in the school hall

“It was amazing! I liked seeing the stars. It was really fun to sleep over at school with my friends.”
Abigail

“I thought it was fun. I liked looking at space stones. The tents were really fun to sleep in and it was great to be in school at night-time.”
Tobey

“It was a fantastic opportunity for the children, and we would like to thank both The Ogden Trust and the school.”
Parent

 


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