At Herstmonceux Observatory and Science centre this week, Pre-Prep children were treated to a day of discovery amongst the domes and telescopes of the world famous observatory.  They learnt about the inner workings of the telescopes and even studied some of the images they produce. The children were wide-eyed with wonder as they watched the observatory roof open and spin! We enjoyed the many ‘hands on science’ activities, learning more about the mysteries and magic of Space, electricity, forces, light and colour to name just a few of the topics covered! The children were able to test  their scientific knowledge and teamwork skills in a fantastic bridge-building exercise whilst Year 1 enjoyed a workshop as part of Tim Peake’s ‘Principia’ mission to educate schools about astronaut life to include what they need to stay safe in space.  All of the children behaved impeccably and were a real credit to Claremont.  What an ‘out of this world’ day out!