World Space Week is always celebrated at Hillside but this year was a really special event to mark the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings. Pupils have had ‘Moon-themed’ assemblies and ‘space’ lessons all week in science and the week culminated in a fabulous community evening with over thirty groups of young people and their families joining in the school celebrations.
There was a very special guest appearance by ‘Neil Armstrong’ and Buzz Aldrin even arrived in his space suit to share their stories about the actual trip to the Moon. There was then a range of hand-on activities on offer including: rockets, making lunar slime, pop-up card spacemen and a lunar problem-solving maths workshop. A great and fitting end to World Space Week.