Gad’s classmates joined Head of Juniors, Mrs Glynda Cullen, on her final school trip – to see the moon!

Year five form tutors Mrs Cullen and Junior science teacher Mrs Piszczek, accompanied the 27-strong Gad’s cohort to Museum of the Moon at Rochester Cathedral, as part of the year group’s recent studies on the solar system.

After nearly five years at Gad’s, Mrs Cullen leaves Gad’s tomorrow and was thrilled to be able to enjoy her last educational visit with her very own class.

The giant replica of the moon is an artwork installation in the Cathedral’s Nave.  It measures seven metres in diameter and features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.  Each centimetre represents 5km of the moon’s surface. Alongside the installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition.

Working in groups, the nine to ten year-olds carried out lunar-inspired challenges and worksheets, testing their knowledge from what they have been learning in class.  The children were very well prepared as they have created their own models of the solar system in Gad’s interactive practical  science lessons.

Mrs Cullen will be very much missed at Gad’s and remembered not only for her warmth and dedication, but her introduction of some amazing overnight school adventure traditions at the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and on board HMS Cavalier at Chatham Dockyard.


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