Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Kiwi North and our visit to the Planetarium

What an amazing time we had on our visit to Kiwi North and the Planetarium.

It was our first ever school trip and the first time on a bus for some too!  There was a buzz of excitement on the way to Kiwi North and this enthusiasm did not waive on the way back to school either.

We had a fabulous time in the Planetarium exploring the night sky.  We saw the Milky Way, Matariki, and many more constellations.  There was much to learn and discover.  Anne told us many wonderful and interesting facts.

We had fun in the education centre pretending to be planets and seeing how far apart the planets are to each other.

Then it was time for lunch on the Village Green... and much to our delight, there were even baby chicks wandering around with their mother.

After lunch, it was time more discovering at the Museum, where we learnt more about Matariki and the significance of this special constellation for Maori.

Wow!  It was a fun and busy day together.

A big thank you to our parents and grandparents who were able to join us for the day.

Mrs B told us about her visit to the Planetarium in the night time and how she was able to look through the large telescope and see Saturn and it's amazing rings.  She said it was a really fun night out with her son and his class.