On Thursday 28th January 21 year 6 pupils had the chance to visit Armagh Planetarium. We got to go as a treat because this trip was a prize; Aodhan O’Connor from our class won the Christmas Card competition. He had drawn a picture of a space Santa and won the top prize. He got some space food, rubbers, pencils and other treats, plus, to our delight, a class trip.
We travelled by coach and went straight into the Observatory where we watched a presentation on the Planets and Stars, How to be an Astronaut and at the end we had the chance to travel on Armaghgeddon: the virtual space roller coaster. It was all fantastic.
Then we handled a real meteorite and saw a rocket replica. We then enjoyed a rocket workshop where we made rockets and fired them outside –using water and air pressure as rocket fuel. Team TT, Thomas and Tiernan, managed to go the furthest.
After a short stroll round the rest of the planetarium, we returned to school in time for lunch. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and their behaviour was exemplary.