Prep pupils reach for the stars

Pupils from the Preparatory School were seeing stars this week as they joined a session of the Senior School's Astronomy Club. Accompanied by Key Stage 2 Leader Mrs Faiers, a whole class of Year 5 pupils headed for the appropriately named Archimedes room in Queen's Building. They were welcomed by Mrs Ebden, Head of First Year Science at the Senior School and introduced to Astronomy Club by its President Henry Simpson, (Upper Sixth).

With the use of state-of-the-art telescopes and lit-up models of the planets revolving the sun, the pupils were visibly wowed by the experience,  and the brewing storm didn't put a dampener on the event either. Long-standing Physics Teacher Mr Jenkins was delighted to be able to impart his considerable knowledge and interest of astronomy to these enthusiastic younger proteges, the first in a series of introductory science events. One pupil, said "It was great, Mrs. Faiers, when can we go again? Henry was really interesting.”

Mrs Faiers added "They all enjoyed themselves and are eager to use the telescopes again. Hopefully it will be a clearer evening next time!"