St. Kilian's Junior School registered a week long space event on Spaceweek.ie. for Spaceweek. We planned a week of activities and pledged to "To Boldly Go Where No School Has Gone Before....!" Junior and Senior Infants learned about The Moon and Space, and became astronauts floating in space. They applied for a unique moon image from the Tara Moon project this year for the second year.
First and Second Classes went to Mars to find out all about the red planet. They were astronauts in training during the week. They engaged in powerpoints about Mars, wrote a creative writing story about their trip to Mars and designed martians from marla and clay.
We hosted a whole school competition based on our themes, a winner was chosen by their teacher from each class and they presented their work at assembly where they were presented with a prize and a space certificate. See photos of our whole school event below.
During science week in November, a mobile planetarium will be set up in our school hall where the children can see 3D movies of space and our solar system.