Holywell Primary and Nursery School


With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, unique 3D Simulator Experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience.

Upon arrival, each group made their way around:

Rocket Tower

As you approach the National Space Centre from any route into the City you will catch glimpses of the 42 metre high Rocket Tower.

The iconic Rocket Tower at the National Space Centre is home to Blue Streak and Thor Able rockets, as well as the Gagarin Experience, Apollo Lunar Lander and real Moon Rock.


















It was fantastic to see the rockets and space capsules for real. Films and photographs are great but it is a completely different experience  to interact with the real thing.


Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium

A very excited year 5  then headed towards The Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium to experience a journey through space while experiencing the  ‘We Are Stars’ presentation,     The show combines the latest video technologies, sound and computer animation to immerse you in a full 360º fulldome cinema experience. The Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium is the largest in the UK.


This incredible experience was a highlight for many of the pupils and staff. 


After lunch, (thanks Libby for the delicious Minion cakes you made for the staff) we explored the solar system and all things in our universe.


Our Solar System

We wanted to know more about the planets in our Solar System. 

We Walked through the gallery and stopped off at Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. We took time  to drive a Martian rover on the red planet, take a bath with Saturn and even see Venus in 3D.


Thankyou to Mrs Wollacott, Mrs Swallwell and Mrs Forth for looking after us all on this trip.  A special mention must also go to Mrs Wollacott for her tireless efforts in organising and planning this trip.






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