Drapers' Maylands - Exploring Space

We had an incredibly exciting end to our science week as Dr Graham Turnock, CEO of the UK Space Agency, came to visit our school. He did a fantastic interactive assembly for all of the children, and answered lots of the questions they had for him, including:

  • How did you become the CEO of the UK Space Agency?
  • Does it feel hot or cold in space?
  • How are stars made?
  • How long does it take to reach the international space station?

Dr Turnock enjoyed lunch at Maylands and then left a small gift for each child; a copy of The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook.

After Dr Turnock's visit to the school, the children were inspired to explore Space themselves- so they did!

Presenting now, a video scripted and filmed by children from across Early Years and Key Stage 1. Enjoy! (Thank you to the UK Space Agency for the loan of a replica spacesuit!)

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