Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Main, News | 0 comments

Monday 18th May 2015. Primary school pupils at Our Lady of Victories primary school in Keighley learned about the science behind travelling to the moon and the how space rockets work. Keighley Astronomical Society used part of a grant from the Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Fund to stage a visit to Miss Becky Beard and her class of year five students. A presentation on the size of the solar system, and the distances astronauts have traveled

Our Lady of Victories primary school, Keighley

Our Lady of Victories primary school, Keighley

to establish footholds in orbit and on the Moon. The lessons concluded with each pupil constructing and decorating their own paper rocket, which were launched to loud applause on the school sports field using a compressed air foot pump. Several parents also attended. The Class teacher Miss Beard Commented “The afternoon has been a fantastic opportunity for the children to explore the science of space exploration put over in an enjoyable theme by the astronomy society. We look forward to having pay a return visit”.