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Year 5 Mission to Mars

As an introduction to their space topic, year five were invited via satellite from a secret NASA location to complete some intense physical and lateral thinking training. Successful completion of the set activities meant approval for a top secret mission to Mars!

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  • Y5 Mission to Mars

The children started with a basic medical to determine the strength of their heart, they measured both their resting and active heart rates before completing activities aimed at measuring their reaction speed (table tennis), agility (distance achieved traversing the climbing wall), stamina (on the monkey bars) and stealth (remaining hidden in the ball pit as they made their way from one end to the other). 

Once the physical checks had been completed, the children then had to undergo more problem based tasks such as figuring out how to build something small and wrap it within a given time - all whilst wearing gloves. They also had to manoeuvre a space shuttle to a successful landing! 

The determination, problem solving and  collaborative skills the children showed really impressed us. Who knows, maybe we have some future astronauts in our midst...

 

By Petrina Booth

Year 5 Pelicans Class Teacher