Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy

Pupils Look to the Stars


A mobile planetarium became a new classroom for youngsters at our school on Wednesday.

They were able to step inside the planetarium to view images of stars and constellations which were projected across the inside of the dome-like structure. Class teacher for Year 1, Kirstie Taylor said: “The pupils are studying space and wanted to find out more about the different planets and constellations. The images were rotated to simulate the movement of the stars during the night. Afterwards they followed up with writing and it was amazing how much their vocabulary had increased and they were using technical words they had learned on the day.”

The planetarium was brought by Mick Morton, of Lincolnshire-based StarLincs