Celebrating Rocket Science During Science Week

13th March 2019

In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing pupils in the Main School studied outer space and rocket technology over two exciting, fun filled days during science week. Pupils built and flew their own model rockets which soared hundreds of feet into the air. The children took part in space and rocketry themed science shows and were given the opportunity to interact with various space resources and artefacts to include meteorites, space food, rocket fuel and rocket construction materials.

Starchaser’s 8. 3 metre Skybolt 2 rocket was in attendance which enthused and inspired the Danes Hill community. Skybolt 2 is a real, previously flown but deactivated rocket. It arrived on its own transporter truck and was raised to a near vertical launch orientation for maximum dramatic effect.

Upper School pupils watched the inspirational film, ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’,  on our impressive cinema screen. The film is a 2007 British documentary about the United States manned missions to the Moon. It premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema Audience Award.

 

Toddler Group

Wednesday 19 June

10 am – 12 noon

Book your place here