In the half-term break, a group of Fourth and Third Years travelled to Belgium to the European Space Centre. During their visit, the students took part in many exciting activities including astronaut training simulators allowing them to moonwalk. A simulated space shuttle mission was also amazingly realistic with a life-sized version of the space shuttle that involved orbiting, satellite launch, docking with the Space Station, re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere and finally landing. The group also enjoyed taking part in space experiments and rocket building workshops. A torch lit visit to nearby Bouillon Castle and an opportunity to make some Belgium chocolates provided the students with some experience of the local culture too.