This little perspex disc, encasing the selection of different types of moonrock was on loan to the school and was worth as much a Van Gogh masterpiece! With only 8 of them in the world existing; they are worth more than a million pounds each!

Pupils had a fantastic week finding out loads of interesting information about something they see most evenings and take for granted. They experimented about lunar volcanoes, looked at mountain ranges and lunar ‘seas’ and thought about the various types of meteorite that land on earth and the moon.

The idea of holding a piece of the moon was mind boggling and re-ignited their sense of wonder about the solar system and space.