Brooms to the moon

Brooms to the moon

Fly to the Moon You can’t reach the moon on a broom Despite what those witches say And your phone can’t take pictures Of a million miles away But master your maths and your English Or become a science ace You can build yourself a rocket And fly yourself to space...
Summer Solar Eclipse

Summer Solar Eclipse

Summer Solar Eclipse across the USA On the 21st August 2017 millions of those in North America will be treated to the first total solar eclipse for 99 years. What is a solar eclipse? It takes the moon, sun and earth to be aligned perfectly around the time of a new...
More men to the moon?

More men to the moon?

  As we celebrate the life of the last man to walk on the moon, Eugene (Gene) Cernan, who died this week, questions are being asked about the future of moon exploration. Will we ever go to the moon again? What will we do if we go? Only 12 men have ever landed on...
October’s Orbit

October’s Orbit

Astronaut Encounters October was one of the most exciting months for seeing and meeting astronauts. As well as hearing all about their experiences in space I got some great new ideas for Michael May’s next adventures: Tim Peake & Tim Kopra at the Royal...
Best Book Reviews

Best Book Reviews

Lots of reading over the summer has produced some great book reviews from children. Here are the top 3! Hetty Feather – Written by Jacqueline Wilson Hetty Feather is a Victorian Foundling fostered by John and Peg Cotton, she teases Saul, takes care of Gideon and...
Great Summer Reads for Children

Great Summer Reads for Children

Great books for 8-12 year olds If you’re anything like me, you like to buy or download books just for your holiday. There they sit, tempting you to just read the first few lines. If you succumb, they are somehow spoilt and you then have an overwhelming desire to...
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