Youngsters from a Bournemouth primary school were given an out of this world experience when they were treated to a science lesson with a big difference.
Year One children from Avonwood Primary had a virtual tour of Space when a magical dome landed in their school hall.
The Space Dome is a huge virtual learning tool provided to schools by Bournemouth based company Science Dome Discovery.
Totally blacked out inside the dome, the children were able to feel like they were floating in space as they were given an amazing 360 degree view of the Solar Sytem.
While in the dome the children also ‘toured’ other planets, including getting a close-up view of the surface of Mars.
CEO of Avonbourne Trust, Debbie Godfrey-Phaure, said: “Encouraging the wonder of childhood is a big part of our education at Avonwood and this really was a wonderful experience for them.
“The Space Dome gave the children a brilliant opportunity to explore space in an interactive and exciting way.
“It was a very different learning experience and really brought science alive for them.”
This term the Year One children at Avonwood have been enjoying the topic ‘Zoom to the Moon,’ in which they have been learning about the universe.
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