Solar Event Eclipses Morning Lessons!

77351 1The media has been buzzing with the event of a rare solar eclipse hitting the UK today. Not being ones to miss out on the action, Key Stage 2 classes took to the playgrounds to witness the episode through the safety of viewing spectacles, pinhole projection and other shadow forming techniques. The coverage was predicted to be about 85% in our region but it didn't affect the children's (and adults'!) curiosity - it did get rather dark!

Accompanying the spectacle, the children learnt about the science behind the event. 2026 will be the next time that they get to observe the phenomenon in the UK. We're thankful that we could manage to safely accommodate several classes to see it first hand.