Students at Rackenford Primary School experienced a science lesson like no other this morning (Tues 22 Jan), as they immersed themselves in all things science – from the comfort of an inflatable planetarium in the school hall.
Run by Space Lab, the dome transformed into a 360° classroom, transporting the children into an immersive learning environment. The presentations focused on ‘Earth and Beyond’, which included talks on the earth, moon and sun, gravity, the solar system and stars. The presentations are aligned with the national curriculum, and are delivered by an expert astronomer.
To fully plunge themselves into their day of exploration and learning, students also dressed up as something related to Earth and the solar system. Costumes included astronauts and aliens, as well as planets and stars.
Sammy Crook, Head of The Federation of Tiverton Schools, said: “Engaging with students in various environments is crucial for their learning journeys and development, and the planetarium allowed them to experience this on a new level.
“Space Lab were brilliant at bringing these topics to life in a fun, interactive way, and it was lovely to see the students dressed up in their costumes, engaging with their learning and enjoying it at the same time.”