Stars in their eyes!

Wheatcroft School have an Astronomy day,left to right Olivia Grassham,Alicia Haagensen,Barney Webster with their planets..Picture Richard Ponter.121021c
Wheatcroft School have an Astronomy day,left to right Olivia Grassham,Alicia Haagensen,Barney Webster with their planets..Picture Richard Ponter.121021c

YOUNGSTERS from a Scarborough school had an out of this world experience during an astronomy day!

The pupils from Wheatcroft Primary School had stars in their eyes after finding out space and the night sky in a special science day.

Wheatcroft school have an Astronomy day,Dylan Jacomb enjoys reading about space.Picture Richard Ponter.121021a.

Wheatcroft school have an Astronomy day,Dylan Jacomb enjoys reading about space.Picture Richard Ponter.121021a.

The school welcomed astronomer Dave Buttery who brought along a star dome for pupils to learn about planets and stars in the solar system.

And after staring at space, the school’s Year Five and Year Six youngsters then filled their evening time with a star party and observation exercise of the night sky.

Despite being frustrated by a cloudy evening, teacher Kenny Young said it had been a great success and had given the pupils a real insight into the topic.

He said: “It was an absolutely fabulous day and the children got a lot from it.

Wheatcroft school have an Astronomy day,Far right Astronomer Dave Buttery explains the wonders of the earth in the Star Dome , also pictured Charles Andrews ,Kate Bryan,Brian Hogg,Teacher Sharon Earle.Picture Richard Ponter.121021b.

Wheatcroft school have an Astronomy day,Far right Astronomer Dave Buttery explains the wonders of the earth in the Star Dome , also pictured Charles Andrews ,Kate Bryan,Brian Hogg,Teacher Sharon Earle.Picture Richard Ponter.121021b.

“They were so enthused by what they saw and what they learned and have followed it up with more work on the subject.

“We all learned a lot about the night sky and it was a positive and successful event for everyone.

“I would also like to thank Mr Buttery and Graham School for helping to make the day such a success.”