Space pupils are over the moon at Fernhurst

From left Thomas Mariner, Olivia Orange and Henry Atkinson with moon rocks and a piece of Mars
From left Thomas Mariner, Olivia Orange and Henry Atkinson with moon rocks and a piece of Mars

Moon rocks and a collection of meteorites landed at Fernhurst Primary School to round off Class 5’s topic on space.

They visited the South Downs Planetarium and the Tim Peake Exhibition at the Novium Museum.

But the highlight was the chance to touch a 1.2 billion year old piece of Mars and a 4.3 billion year old nickel meteorite provided by the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council which were collected during NASA’s first manned space missions to the moon.

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