Visit Report : Great Corby Primary School

School: Great Corby Primary School
Location: Cumbria
Date: 20/06/2018
Duration: Full Day
Modules: Solar System : Yr 5 – 6
Nature of Light : Yr 3 – 6
Robotic Telescopes : Yr 5 – 6
Hunting for Asteroids : Yr 5 – 6
Space Exploration : Yr 5 – 6
Pupil Participants: 29
Adult Participants: 4
Visit Activity:


Our second day in Cumbria, and from our overnight stopover, we headed through the country lanes to the primary school in Great Corby. Today saw a mix of workshops to different classes and had to accommodate students participating in their cycling awareness courses. Hopefully, we managed to deliver a varied programme to most students that took part today. A quick programme change saw us start with the Solar System, which culminated in the hands-on ‘Play-Doh Planets’ activity. We had a decent amount of time for the Nature of Light module, so were able (for a change) to include the making a spectroscope activity. After lunch, we were joined by a younger (Year 3 and 4) class, who paired up with older students to undertake the robotic telescopes and hunting for asteroids workshops, which saw pupils learn how to use image processing software and conduct a number of basic science activities, including measuring the diameter of a crater. We finished the day with a look at the topic of Space Exploration, which included coverage of the recent trend that has seen private companies entering the space race. A glorious day once again, which made for a pleasant drive back to base.