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Y5 enjoy a virtual lesson in space for STEAM Day

From a virtual lesson in outer space to baking cookies, primary school children from across the New Forest were given a fun introduction to the world of secondary education.

The youngsters were attending the annual STEAM Day (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) here at The Arnewood School.

295 Year 5 students from Ashley Junior, Hordle Primary, Tiptoe Primary, St Luke’s Primary in Sway, Bransgore Primary and New Milton Junior were treated to a day of hands on activities and lectures from teachers and guest speakers.

Guests included the New Forest Centre, Bournemouth University, Forest Arts and Southern Water.

Staff from Southampton University also brought along their very own astrodome – one of the South’s most mobile planetariums that digitally immerses people into outer space.

Another highlight of the day was seeing students transform into young rap stars as they learnt the lyrics to Rapper’s Delight ‘hip hop hippy’ with CODA Music.

Headteacher of The Arnewood School, Nigel Pressnell said, “This year’s STEAM day was a fantastic success and it was wonderful to welcome so many primary children to our school.

“With the help of our special guests we organised a packed day of interactive workshops to show younger children just what fun learning the core subjects at secondary school can be.”

During the day the children also took part in activities revolving around maths, science, drama, art and food technology.

Watch what some of the students got up to below.

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