What do we know about Neptune? What’s the science of Saturn? And how is our understanding of Uranus?


"The workshops were great and the children thoroughly enjoyed them. The whole year group are very excited about what they have learned about the space race and are looking forward to publishing their poems to go on display in our school hall." Journeys into Space workshop, Castle Bromwich Junior School

Workshop Description

After a warm-up activity exploring some of the characteristics of a range of inhabitants of the universe (including stars and comets as well as planets and black holes), and armed with our FactFiles, pupils will mix metaphors, similes and astronomy as they create - and perform - their own Cosmic Clerihews! These are fun but descriptive four-line poems – and so perfectly suited for the descriptive rigour demanded by science. 

Exploring: characteristics of planets, stars, comets and black holes; authorial voice, rhythm, tone and pace.

"Thank you so much for yesterday! The whole school loved the (streamed) assembly and the workshops. Such an exciting theme too. I will remind the classes about sending you their Moonbase designs, what a great idea!” Eaton Square School

KS1 – KS4 / P1 - S5
30 pupils per workshop
minimum of 60 minutes (although we always prefer longer!)


How many pupils can take part?

This workshop can accommodate up-to 30 pupils at a time, in sessions lasting as little as one hour, meaning it is usually possible to have up-to 150 take part over the course of one day.

There is some flexibility with the length of this workshop though, making it possible to accommodate more classes in one day.

What is the format of the day?

We will work with you to plan a timetable for the workshops, to suit the number of classes you would like to include - and around the specific timings of your school day. It might look something like this:

9.00 - 10.00: Session 1

10.00 - 11.00: Session 2

11.00 - 12.00: Session 3


1.00 - 2.00: Session 4

2.00 - 3.00: Session 5


Are there any technical requirements?

Your visitor will need access to a laptop/ screen/projector set up in the working space.

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