To celebrate our Science Ballet ‘active-learning’ term, in partnership with Flamingo Chicks, we ended the year with an incredible Space Ballet Show in Bristol! The children shared their work to an audience of 200 people, including some very special VIP’s.
We were welcomed with a personal video message from the UK’s very own astronaut Tim Peake (check it out on our Youtube channel!) who wished us luck with the show!
The children dazzled with their learning and their performances. The show highlighted how successful fact retention had been when bringing learning to life and getting science on its feet.
We were joined by special guests from the UK Space Agency, University of Bristol and Neptec Technologies Corp. They each carry out world-class space research and technology development and have involvement in over 210 space missions!
The children had the chance to ask their questions, these included:
• Do you have a rocket?
• What fuel powers a rocket and how does it work?• Have children ever been to space?
• How do astronauts sleep in space?
• What’s the hardest part of your job?
• What’s the best thing about your job?
“Exploring space taught me how not to be afraid if something unexpected happens. I was proud of myself for trying new, unfamiliar things. My favourite was the real spaceship and getting to try on an astronauts outfit!” Oliver
“When I grow up I’m going to be an astronaut and travel very very far away and see all the stars and walk on the moon! And explore all the colourful planets!” Alfie
Check out this brilliant video of highlights from the show – https://youtu.be/Eb2C0HFCQeE