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Space exploration gets academy launch

Steve Bennett, Starchaser Managing Director, pictured at Danum Academy during the schools space and rockets day, with schoolchildren from the feeder primary schools. Picture: Marie Caley D1093MC

Steve Bennett, Starchaser Managing Director, pictured at Danum Academy during the schools space and rockets day, with schoolchildren from the feeder primary schools. Picture: Marie Caley D1093MC

Space and rockets were the lesson of the day when 60 Year 6 pupils were invited to Danum Academy.

The youngsters were treated to a day packed full of experiments, explosions and fascinating facts.

This included building and launching their own rockets, learning about how the universe was first formed, and being shown how to make a “working scale replica” of a comet created at -78C. They also got to see a full sized rocket up close.

David Irons, assistant headteacher at Danum Academy, said: “Everyone had a great day.

The pupils were marvellous – they took part in all the activities and were full of great ideas. “I’m just relieved that no-one managed to launch the big rocket.

“That would have made an even more interesting story.”

 

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