Published on: 28 May 2020

This term our Year 5 boys have been growing their knowledge of space. A recent opportunity allowed the boys to expand on that foundation and ask plenty of questions along the way.

With restrictions currently in place for excursions and incursions, a video conference was organised and all Year 5 classes had the opportunity to interact with experts from the University of Western Australia (UWA).

Year 5 Teacher, Mr Sam Healy said, “It was a great opportunity for the boys to interact with experts in the field of space.”

“The boys  learnt about supernovas and what happens when they explode, how there were 250 million pieces of known space debris (some the size of tennis courts!), and enjoy pictures taken from the telescope of satellites orbiting our earth.”

“The information provided by the UWA staff and students was excellent and the questions asked by our boys demonstrated a great understanding of the topic. It also provided the boys with an insight into how scientific research is conducted and avenues available to them should they wish to pursue a future career in the sciences.”

“I thought it was really cool that we could interact with them through video, it was like they were actually visiting us at school,” commented Year 5 student, Elias Greene.

Christ Church Grammar School would like to thank Professor David Coward and his team at UWA for the recent video conference opportunity.