At the start of the Autumn term, just over 30 Year 6 pupils from the five Bishop’s Primary campuses joined the Northumberland Space Programme based at Woodhorn Museum. The pupils worked with “Hand Of”, a charity providing young people with enriching, cultural
and highly creative experiences within their local region. In partnership with The University of Newcastle, the Northumberland Archives and Kielder Observatory, the Year 6 pupils spent seven days working with experimental composer, Andy Ingamells and astrophysicist, Dr. Chris Hales. The pupils developed their communication and social skills, ability to work within a team, leadership skills and most importantly, personal resilience.
Their self confidence visibly increased over the seven days and the project culminated in a public performance at Woodhorn Museum on Tuesday, 18th September. After the project a Year 6 pupil told his parents: “I want to do it all over again!” We would like to thank the pupils, parents and all the adults who made this a unique and memorable experience.