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Visit to the National Space Centre

On Friday 13th May 2016, we went to the National Space Centre. I was really excited because I had never been before and it was a nice treat for the end of the week.

When we got there, we were looking at this white board screen which showed some pictures of space and Tim Peake, we were waiting to go into the Rocket workshop. You can probably guess why – to make paper rockets! When we were making our rockets, we were allowed to decorate them and mine said ‘TBR 2-6-0-7 N.O.1’. After we made our rockets, we fired them with compressed air and we had to try and get them through a hole. No-one got their rockets through it.

A few minutes later we went for lunch quite early. After that we went to the gift shop and there were loads of things. I bought three rocks which amazingly were only £1.25 each. We were allowed to bring £5.00.

Later on we went to more really fun exhibits but the best was the planetarium, which had the most fascinating graphics ever!!

Another really cool adventure during the visit was that we went up an elevator next to a massive rocket, which I think was real. When we got to the top, which was approximately 144 steps, there were lots of fun flying activities. A bit before that there was something called a ‘weather pod’ and we read a screen about what was happening weather-wise and we got to watch it after.


By Tobin (Year 5)

On Friday 13th May, we went to the National Space Centre. We saw a huge rocket inside a dome. We went into the entrance and saw lots of things about Tim Peake.

Then we did the rocket workshop. I made a rocket. It was great fun there. Later we had lunch and went to the shop. I bought a ‘glow in the dark’ rocket.

Finally, we went to the planetarium and watched a show about astronauts. It was such fun there and it was the best trip ever.

By Betsy (Year 3)

We went on a coach. I sat with Hannah. When we got there I said “Could this get any cooler?” I enjoyed looking in the gift shop and I bought an astronaut.

I liked making my rocket and blasting it off. Mine hit the moon, but I didn’t get through the hole.

The planetarium was so funny. I loved the dancing astronauts.

By Marcus (Reception)