Year 5 pupils and their families from The Grove Primary School in Trowbridge were recently invited back to school for ‘An Evening Under the Stars’.

As a way to celebrate their learning within their space topic, the pupils took part in a range of activities, including making papier-maché planets, tasting dried ‘astronaut’ food, reading a range of non-fiction books about space and using the school iPads to view the Solar System in augmented reality.

The children and their families then wrapped up warm, headed outside and enjoyed hot chocolate whilst listening to a story about how the first spacesuit was made for the moon landing – which happened 50 years ago, the same year that The Grove School opened! Parents and children then used a stargazing app to view constellations in the sky.

One parent who attended the event said, “Thank you to the wonderful Grove teachers for such a fun and inspiring evening. We will be looking at the stars before bed tonight with the stargazing app.”

Kayleigh Thomas, Year 5 teacher and Science Lead at The Grove, added, “It was wonderful to see so many parents, pupils and their siblings participate in this event. It was clear to see how much the children enjoyed the different activities and their enthusiasm for the topic was delightful. It was a great opportunity to engage our pupils and the wider community in science.”

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