Space Camp at St Matthews Catholic Primary School
As part of an initiative alongside the Stephen Hawking foundation and Durham University we ave been allocated the lead role in running an space camp for 2019 (Fingers crossed again in 2020) to be the lead school for the cluster of local north east Space Camp group.
This year our Year 2’s had a fantastic experience in their space camp, on Thursday 24th January 2019 our year 1’s and year 2’s spent the night in school watching stars, identifying the star patterns and even being able to see a planet with the powerful telescope provided by the foundation. The children really enjoyed the experience and I’m sure a lot of the children wishes for a telescope for their birthday after being shown how fascinating the stars can be.
We’re hopefully able to run the Space Camp again next year in 2020 for more year groups, depending on the need of the space camp kit.
If we do get the go ahead to run the camp again, it will be announced via the weekly newsletter so keep your eyes peeled!