The children welcomed a very special guest earlier this week when they were visited by Dr Suzie Imber, winner of the BBC2 programme “Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?”
Dr Imber came into work with Y5 pupils and budding scientists from across the school and helped to launch the new Space topic as well as teaching children about achieving their goals and dreams. Based at the University of Leicester as an Associate Professor in the Physics and Astronomy department, Dr Imber took time out from her busy schedule to share her passion with the children and challenged them to various astronaut training tasks including the use of space gloves and upside down goggles. One Year 5 pupil described the visit as “an amazing experience”.
Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Rix said “We want the children at our school to have dreams and aspirations for their futures, knowing that nothing is out of their reach if they work hard. Suzie's visit not only inspired the children towards a career in Science, but also demonstrated that taking risks and learning from their mistakes is all part of reaching their full potential and fulfilling their dreams.”