Space exploration brought to life for pupils

Toftwood Infant School pupil Arthur inside the mobile planetarium at Toftwood Junior School. Picture

Toftwood Infant School pupil Arthur inside the mobile planetarium at Toftwood Junior School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The exciting world of space exploration has been brought to life for pupils of a Norfolk infant school.

Toftwood Infant School pupils visited the mobile planetarium at Toftwood Junior School. Picture: Ian

Toftwood Infant School pupils visited the mobile planetarium at Toftwood Junior School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The company StarLincs brought a mobile planetarium to Toftwood Junior School, in Dereham, for Toftwood Infant School to explore.

Toftwood Infant School pupils visited the mobile planetarium at Toftwood Junior School. Picture: Ian

Toftwood Infant School pupils visited the mobile planetarium at Toftwood Junior School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Friday's event tied in with the infant school's book week and pupils dressed in costumes related to Lost in Space.

Toftwood Infant School pupils visited the mobile planetarium at Toftwood Junior School. Picture: Ian

Toftwood Infant School pupils visited the mobile planetarium at Toftwood Junior School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Toftwood Infant School class teacher Kelsey Hooper said: 'The children have loved learning about the topic of space and this event really brought it to life.

'We like to do things like this to give a real wow factor and to engage the children in a subject and they have really loved it.'


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Ninety year one pupils, aged five and six, from Toftwood Infant School went over to Toftwood Junior School for the event.

It was held at the venue because the junior school has more space to accommodate the mobile planetarium.

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