Soft, Strong and Astronomically Long

Pupils in years 3 and 4 are enjoying their astronomy course and have been amazed at what they have learnt about God’s wonderful creation. They have been learning all about the solar system; the sun, the planets, the asteroid belt, the international space station and more.

One of their activities has been to compare the distances of all the planets from the sun. Toilet paper, laid down one of English Martyrs’ corridors was perfect for representing the distances. The terrestrial planets all seemed ‘close’ to the sun – only 93 million miles for ours! – but the distances of Jovian planets were incredible. Neptune disappeared out of the corridor and into the hall.