Last week we were 'over the moon' to be invited to Thornhill Academy to take part in an afternoon linked to our science topic, Earth and Space, provided by Kielder Observatory.
The children had the opportunity to handle rocks from the Moon and Mars as well as fragments of the Chelyabinsk asteroid which hit Russia in 2013.
After handling the rocks, the children entered a pop-up planetarium and explored the stars from the comfort of Thornhill! The group looked at different constellations and compared them to the animals they are named after.
While stargazing, the children listened to the voice of astronaut Tim Peake as he described life on the International Space Station.
To finish off their day, the children were set a competition to design their own spacecraft to protect an egg when dropped from the sky. Our pupils worked well in teams to make their crafts and five managed to protect the egg from breaking!
Olivia said: "It was incredible to hold something from millions of miles away!"