CHILDREN at Oak View Academy in Winsford have been inspired by exciting challenges.

Pupils created their own versions of the popular story Star in the Jar, in which a boy puts a star in a jar and takes it on adventures.

Teachers said all the children were amazing and brave for staging their first school performance in front of parents.

Youngsters also enjoyed a fun-filled trip to Techniquest, a science discovery centre in North Wales, where they watched fascinating shows and took part in various hands-on activities.

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Pupils from Oak View Academy play enjoy a trip into space with fun scientific experiments at Techniquest

Wearing scientist caps, they played with fun scientific experiments throughout the day.

Pupils went into a star dome and discovered what it feels like to go into space!

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Children enjoy lots of hands-on activities

Juniper class had a close up look at stars, including the sun and the planets whilst in the star dome.

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When the children returned to school they found a letter from Andy the astronaut inviting them to write letters and draw pictures for him to take into space.

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Pupils have been learning about stars and were fascinated to do fun-filled experiments

Pupils learning about stars and how they glow had their own space party in the classroom. They turned all the lights off and had glow sticks to see what it could be like when all the stars are shining in the sky.

Teachers said the children had a lot of fun and were able to link this experience to a lot of the learning they have been doing.