Wednesday 7th January 2015. Keighley astronomical society visited 20 five pupils at Parkwood Primary School. The Morning session involved the ‘How Big is Big’ workshop. Where the Space cadets for the day were taken from the size of their classroom to understand how far is the Moon away from the size of the Solar system and wider universe. All cadets completed several worksheets ending with the construction of a cardboard Planisphere to map out the night sky.
In the afternoon the pupils took part on the ever popular ‘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 as they were 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 funded by a small grant from the ‘Community Development foundation’.