Oasis in space

From the Autumn Mini Messenger by pupils at Oasis Academy Fir Vale

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OASIS pupils in an astronomical dome dome.
OASIS pupils in an astronomical dome.

Story by OASIS Academy Year 6 pupils.

In Y6 we had a visitor named Olga who was an astronomer. She brought a gigantic planetarium dome, which was nearly as big as our classroom! We climbed inside, and it actually felt like we were in space! Sitting inside the dome felt relaxing, because it was dark, but also a little scary!

She showed us the eight planets, and told which were gas giants, and which were rocky planets. She taught us that Saturn’s rings are falling to its surface, and she showed us that Venus is the hottest planet. We saw a video of the Mars Rover (Curiosity), which drills holes, trying to find water!

Views from inside the dome

About this page

This page is part of the Burngreave Messenger’s ‘Mini Messenger’. For the the Autumn 2021 issue, it is produced and written by pupils from Oasis Academy Fir Vale.

The Mini Messenger needs youth groups, schools and people aged 5-25 to help create a section made by and for young people. Training and support is available. If you would like to get involved please contact mail@burngreavemessenger.org