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Downing Street 2023

On Friday 6th October five very special members of our Junior Leadership Team travelled to London to visit an extremely famous building- none other than 10 Downing Street!  We had been invited to take part in 'Lessons at number 10'.  We had an early start, leaving school at 7:15am but we were so excited we didn't mind.  On the mini bus we meet some friends from Peters Hill, it was a lovely opportunity for the two schools to come together.  Our chair of Governors; Julie Bate, also came along.  The journey down was seamless and we arrived just in time.  After being let through those big black gates we entered a strict security process.  We then walked down the iconic street to face the big black door, it opened for us automatically and we were in!


Once inside we were greeted by a array of workers who took us up a grand staircase and into a very ornate room.  It was full of intricate coving and a truly magnificent chandelier.  There we listened to a panel of guests who told us all about their work in space.  Some were engineers and other worked for the Space agency, like NASA!  Mrs Murty (the Prime Ministers wife) facilitated the discussion and I have to say the children engaged extremely well. They answered questions with confidence and made us so proud. We were slightly emotional at how well they represented our school, what super stars! 


We then went on to take part in some workshops; these consisted of making rockets and launching them, feeling moon rock, moving a mini rocket and having a smell of some space scents-very interesting! 


It was a truly amazing day, a once in a lifetime experience.  I hope the children will remember the day forever more! 


A message from our events co-ordinator
Hi all, 
Just a quick email to say THANK YOU for your wonderful work and energy you brought to Lessons at 10 today.  It was a pleasure to have your wonderful schools in today and we hope that the children had fun and maybe learned something new about space! 
We were blown away with how bright and friendly your students were, they were all stars!
Mrs Murty and her team would also like to extend their gratitude to you!