Space Takeover Delights Pupils

Highfield Prep School | 15 Mar 2019
Pupils at Highfield Prep School discovered their school was ‘out of this world’ recently.
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Pupils at Highfield Prep School discovered their school was ‘out of this world’ recently. A special cross-curricular space week ‘launched’ with a smouldering rocket in a cordoned off area of the playground. Safety inspectors and MOD Police were on hand to protect bystanders!

Inside, Mission Control was the hub of the school and classrooms were decorated to depict the red planet, a space ship, the Moon landing the Solar System and an International Space Station.

During Space week pupils learnt how to launch rockets, visited a planetarium, listened to a talk on the Mission to Mars, baked rock cakes and more. Lessons were designed to enrich the curriculum and Pre-School children also enjoyed activities including making alien hats and exploring lights in the sensory room.

Head of Highfield, James Savile said, “It was fantastic to see the look of initial confusion and then joy on the children’s faces as they arrived at school. Bringing the wonder of space alive was fascinating for pupils of all ages and broadened their knowledge of the universe.

“Creating such memorable moments in our pupils’ lives is a privilege and memories such as these will stay with children forever. Special thanks must also go to all of our exceptional teaching staff who put so much effort into the organisation and for their amazing costumes!”

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About Highfield Prep School

Highfield Prep School is a leading independent prep school for boys and girls aged 4-11 years in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. 

Highfield Prep School celebrates an important and wonderful stage in a child’s development.  From the very first day at school we aim to make this a happy, exciting and inspiring journey towards senior school. 

Children join Highfield Prep from across Harrogate and the surrounding area and are taught in small class sizes which enable us to focus on their individual development.  This approach helps our children to achieve their full potential both inside and outside of the classroom.  They have a strong sense of who they are and of the world around them.

By the time children leave us they’re fully equipped to tackle the next stage in their educational career and go on to achieve great things beyond our school.

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