Winchcombe Meteorite

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Last Wednesday afternoon we were lucky enough to be paid a visit by Rob and Cathryn Wilcock, on whose driveway the now famous Winchcombe Meteorite landed back in March. They brought with them a team from the Natural History Museum who taught us all about meteorites answering questions such as how old they are (4.6 billion years!) and where it came from (the asteroid belt which is a mere 180million km away).

After our assembly, Owls and Eagles continued with workshops where they got to handle some meteorites and test their magnetism. It was a brilliant visit and I know the Wilcocks and the team at the Natural History Museum were really impressed with the children’s listening and their great questions.

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Some of Owls class test a meteorite to check if it is magnetic.