A smashing day was had by all who came along to the Space Chase village treasure trail on Sunday 9th June. Luckily the weather was with us, even if it was a bit windy. Thanks must go to Jane once again for organising the event and also to the many volunteers and their other halves who helped during the day.
The “Space Chase” took off from the rocket in the garden and continued up to the “milky way” (down Beech Lane) travelling past the sun and the planets, and aliens in the trees and through the star gate to “Area 3” and on to a Nasa rocket. ET was there on his bicycle as well. There was a pause in proceedings at the re-fuelling station when space hoppers were used to help with the fun. There were further inter-galactic clues and star counting to be done. They arrived back at the library when the “tardis” landed, where the children collected their medals and had a photo opportunity in a space suit. The volunteers had worked really hard but it was warmly appreciated by all the space-chasers. “Our total taking part was increased from last year!” said Margaret Barker. It makes all the work worthwhile.
21 families came along to the event which is part of the lead up to the Summer Reading Challenge due to start at the beginning of the summer holidays. The next event is a Rocket Building Exercise on Monday 22nd July.