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Stowmarket students learn about the wonder of space

PUBLISHED: 13:51 05 October 2016

Year six students attending Stowmarket High School's space themed day

Year six students attending Stowmarket High School's space themed day

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A Suffolk school has introduced youngsters to the science of space exploration with a series on intergalactic experiments.

More than 200 Year Six students attended Stowmarket High School last week in preparation for starting their next academic year. The children built and tested a planetary rover; fired rockets into the atmosphere, and observed celestial bodies.

Jane Dickinson, the school’s director of science, said: “The students were just amazing. They embraced the wonder of space with great curiosity. Enabling Year Six to experience such a wide variety of activities has, I am sure, ignited a passion for space and the science surrounding it.”

The school is holding an open day tomorrow. Call 01449 613541 to find out more.

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