International Space Station

In a recent assembly we talked about the international space station and watched live as two astronauts undertook a space walk. Many children were very inspired by this and have since asked me how to find out when the space station can be seen from England. This web site gives you the best information as to when it can be seen. CLICK HERE.

I hope that you find this helpful. You can see on this website that we will be able to see the space station twice tonight (fingers crossed that the cloud thins out).

For those of you that use twitter the best way of keeping up to date with what other space sites are visible every night from our backgardens I find the best person to follow is @virtualastro

The Big Draw!

On Monday 27 October 2014 from 11 am to 1 pm everyone is welcome to join in the fun at Eureka Park for a morning of drawing.  You only have to bring with you your talent and imagination as all materials are provided.  (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)  The aim is to produce a huge masterpiece with everyone’s drawings themed “Its Our Park”.  Please be warned that there is little shelter so please bring a coat and/or brolly just in case!

Contact event organiser Bethan Scragg on 01283 228766 or bethan.scragg@south-derbys.gov.uk

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Eureka Spooktacular!

There is going to be a FREE, fun filled Halloween event taking place at Eureka Park on Thursday 30th October 2014 from 2 pm – 4 pm.  All family activities are Halloween themed using spooky arts and crafts.  There will be masks and lantern making and if you are brave enough you can follow the spooky trail around Eureka Park.  Dressing up as a monster, goblin or a small fiend is positively encouraged!

Contact event organiser Bethan Scragg on 01283 228766 or bethan.scragg@south-derbys.gov.uk

Family Learning Festival!

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum are hosting a FREE family learning activity morning from 10 am to 12 noon on Wednesday 29th October 2014.  This will be a really fun packed day where children get to make aliens, rockets and spaceships.  (All children must be accompanied by an adult)  All materials are provided and the activities are suitable for children ages 3 years and upwards.

If you’d like further details you can call them on 01283 222600/228400