Fancy that…..? A night in a Birmingham museum?
Want to sleep with skeletons? Bed down under a spitfire? Or wake up beside a steam engine? Only lucky Year 8 students from Garstang Community Academy can do that!!
79 students were whisked off by GCA staff to Birmingham Think Tank Museum on Friday 25th September to enjoy a night of fun filled activities.
The activities were based around group sizes but a make-and-take workshop, a planetarium show and a museum tour were guaranteed. GCA students had the chance to participate in four activities and visit the hands-on ‘Science Garden’.
First stop? Activity 1, a visit to the planetarium where they learnt about the search for life and water on Mars. Onto Activity 2 and students were given the opportunity to test their computer animation skills creating a short video from still images. Activity 3, students have free range of all the museum exhibits for 45 minutes, here they learnt about a range of subjects including engineering, medicine and chemical reactions! After Activity 3 the students had to squeeze in a few hours sleep…………
Up bright and early ready for the last activity of the trip – a visit to the ‘Science Garden’ where they attempted to defy gravity and run in a giant hamster wheel. What an experience that was!