Wednesday 4th February 2015. Keighley astronomical society visited Miss Victoria Tokarski and her class of year five pupils at Victoria Primary School. In the Morning ‘How Big is Big’ was the subject. Where the Space cadets for the day were taken from the size of their classroom to understand how far away is the Moon, the planets and wider universe. All cadets completed several worksheets ending with the construction of a cardboard Planisphere to map their way around the night sky.
In the afternoon the pupils under took the ‘Rocket workshop’. The space cadets learnt about the history of human space exploration. They each made their own paper rocket which they decorated. They had a competition in the school playground, to see which rocket design traveled the furthest. Each rocket was launched by a compressed air foot pump. The day ended with medals and prizes being awarded to the winners and best students. This project was part funded by a small grant from the Skipton Building society ‘Grassroots Giving’ fund. Which supports local community organizations.