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Pupils get close to space during planetarium visit

StarLincs Planetarium staff with Watton and Westfield Infant and Nursery School science leader Lizzie Thomas and pupils. Picture: Watton Westfield School

StarLincs Planetarium staff with Watton and Westfield Infant and Nursery School science leader Lizzie Thomas and pupils. Picture: Watton Westfield School

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School children were able to get close to the stars during a visit by mobile planetarium.

Watton Westfield Infant and Nursery school pupil Andrei Mariutu with an alien he created after the planetarium experience. Picture: Watton Westfield SchoolWatton Westfield Infant and Nursery school pupil Andrei Mariutu with an alien he created after the planetarium experience. Picture: Watton Westfield School

Pupils at Watton Westfield Infant and Nursery School were able to learn about the Solar System and famous astronauts inside the mobile planetarium from StarLincs.

The school are currently completing a Primary Science Quality Mark and working to raise the profile of and to get pupils excited about science.

Pupil Finley Clark said: “I liked it when we saw the planets. I liked it when we saw all the stars.”

And Wlla Burcham said: “I enjoyed when it was dark and when the stars were moving around.”

Watton Westfield Infant and Nursery school pupil Julia Wardzala with an alien she created after the planetarium experience. Picture: Watton Westfield SchoolWatton Westfield Infant and Nursery school pupil Julia Wardzala with an alien she created after the planetarium experience. Picture: Watton Westfield School

Science subject leader Lizzie Thomas said: “The planetarium helped to consolidate the children’s learning about the solar system and famous astronauts whilst giving them a memorable experience.

“We used this experience to encourage writing and art projects based around aliens. The children and staff have thoroughly enjoyed it.”

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