Meet Britain’s first astronaut, Dr Helen Sharman, at Cranford House Space Day

Meet Britain’s first astronaut, Dr Helen Sharman, at Cranford House Space Day

26 October 2017

Cranford House Headmaster, Dr James Raymond, commented, “We are absolutely thrilled that Helen will be joining us for our Space Day, particularly as her story is really inspirational for all the children who will be joining us. She had no background in the Space industry, but she went on to be picked out of 13,000 candidates. Her willingness to embrace such an exciting but daunting challenge reflects exactly the sort of attitude we try to instil in pupils here at school: the belief that ‘having a go’ at the challenges and opportunities life presents is key to the exciting futures ahead of them.”

Visitors to the Junior Space Day can also look forward to a host of intergalactic activities, including a chance to experience outer space in the Winchester Science Museum’s mobile planetarium. The school hope the event will inspire the next generation of British astronauts. Indeed, Helen herself admits she hankers after a return trip to space: “I’d still love to go back up. It’s a wonderful thing.”

To mark the occasion Cranford House will be opening its doors to local children and families on Saturday, November 4 from 10am-12pm. 

Children from nursery to year 6 will have the opportunity to meet Dr Helen Sharman and join in the festivities.

 Book your place: http://www.cranfordhouse.net/juniorspaceday

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