Newton Prep News Archive

Close

Latest news

1 - 4 of 49 ALL Articles

Filter news by...

Virgin Galactic Visit

print

Friday, 17 Feb 2012

As part of their spring term topic on ‘transport’, the children in Year 1 were paid a visit by an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable member of the Virgin Galactic team. They learned all about how the journey into space was changing, how new and improved spacecrafts are being built and how for the first time ever a new commercial rocket is getting ready to launch tourists to the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere. The children were intrigued by the new shuttle design and were astonished by the way in which it can blast off from high above ground level. Whilst engaged in discussion, the children were asked who they thought would be a suitable ambassador to board the maiden flight and they were all in agreement with their answer - Mr Allen!

Source: School Office