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Reception pupils of Southsea are already engaged with space science.

ICG scientist Claudia Maraston visited St. Swithuns primary school on January, 31, 2012. She dialogued with Reception children about the planets of the solar system, our own planet, meteorites and even exploding stars such as supernovae. The little pupils were coached by teachers Ms. Price and Ms. Rickard (see picture) through a Space Week, and could gain amazing information about Astronomy and Space Science. Reception children of St. Swithuns primary school - who are just 4 or 5 years old - could ask challenging questions such as why planets can keep revolving around the Sun for so long, why stars cannot be seen during the day, how do we know where satellites will fall, how do we know how old the Universe is ... They have even built a spaceship for intra-planetary trips and invited the ICG visitor to join for a trip to ... Saturn! (see picture). Several of them declared they would like to study the Universe in their future ... we'll see! The St. Swithuns Reception pupils with teachers Price and Rickard and ICG scientist MarastonThe St. Swithuns Reception pupils with teachers Price and Rickard and ICG scientist Maraston Travelling through spaceTravelling through space