To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings in July 1969, Sheffield Girls’ will be transformed into an Astronaut Training Camp for one day only on Thursday 11th July.
The aim of the day is to instil in our girls the qualities of those who are strong enough to not just aim for the stars, but to walk among them. We hope that this day will inspire all our pupils by providing them with some unusual and unique learning opportunities.
Astronaut training involves so much more than technical and physical training. Transferable skills like teamwork, adaptability and mental endurance are just as important as preparing for a zero gravity environment and learning about astrodynamics. During our training camp, the girls will take part in a variety of activities to help them develop their core skills and physical agility, along with their scientific knowledge and understanding.
Every subject area is getting in on the action to make this a truly stellar day. From our youngest pupils in Pre-School right through to our Sixth Form, everyone will be getting involved. Amongst other things, the girls will have the opportunity to learn basic Russian, use the green screen to create a news report about the moon landing, hear from experts in their fields in a special lecture series, learn about the solar system in the Stardome planetarium, discover the psychology behind challenge and even train like a Jedi in a fitness, dance and martial arts session.
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