Pre-Prep see stars in the Planetarium
Our Pre-Prep was literally star-struck when they joined Woolhampton Primary School for a sparkling presentation from the travelling Planetarium last week. Not having any idea what the large black dome in the McMullen Hall was, once inside they could not believe their eyes.
The interior of the dome was the sky. The pupils followed the sun rise and set, as the moon appeared. They learnt about Venus, the closest planet to Earth, and were told it couldn’t be a holiday destination, as it was far too hot (like sunbathing with a duvet on).
Later, the dome went very dark, at which point the stars appeared.
The presenter talked to the children about the different stars in space and introduced the word, ‘constellations’. They saw the Great Bear and the Little Bear, and heard the story of why the bears had long tails, according to Greek Mythology. They were also taught about the Pegasus – the winged horse, and Queen Cassiopeia.
Pre-Prep have been buzzing from the experience ever since. A huge thank you to the Planetarium, and to Woolhampton Primary School for inviting Elstree to share the show.