On Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st January, Brighton Girls were delighted to welcome in local primary schools for a fun-filled space day. This included students from the following schools: Balfour, Brunswick, Lindfield, St Pauls, Westdene and Windlesham.

Students rotated around a carousel of Space-themed activities including the below:

Wonderdome – 

A fascinating, fun and interactive Primary School Planetarium Show which took the learners on a journey through space. The children learnt amazing facts about our solar system and beyond, and about our incredible neighbouring planets. This included an interactive session where the entire night sky was projected onto the inside of the dome to look at the beautiful stars and constellations in our night sky. This show has been designed to link perfectly with the Science National Curriculum.

Space Buggy Coding Workshop 

Jayne Meadows, who runs our Prep School coding club, ran an interactive coding session. The students were asked to code a Space Buggy using Crumble kits and these were then raced across a moon surface.

Science at Brighton Girls and Rose Coogan 

We are very proud of our Brighton Girls alumna, Rose Coogan being selected to be the next ESA Career Astronaut and featured videos and a dedicated message from her to the students attending. Mr Marsh, our resident mad scientist, also attempted to blow up the school with some Chemistry experiments. Our Sixth Form science students also talked about our Space Diploma whilst the students enjoyed a snack.

The feedback from visiting students and staff was so fantastic, we are considering making this an annual event.

See below for our Space Day film.