Solar Eclipse from Irchester

Wow – what an experience! Some children were so excited about the eclipse they spent last night researching, drawing and making posters about it! The morning began with a lot of excitement from both children and adults! The live link was set up on almost every screen in the school!

Our children all gathered on the playground to experience an eclipse for the first time! It was bit cloudy but the sun tried very hard! Children stood facing away from the sun but watched their shadows fade and get brighter and experienced the drip in temperature. Some children had protective eyewear so were able to watch the eclipse as it happened.

However, as Irchester is surrounded by countryside and we have many trees at our school, something that which we all noticed was the birds! As it got darker all the birds began to roost and we could hear them singing in confusion. We saw magpies, robins, and crows all fly into trees when they thought it was dusk! Soon after the eclipse, they all flew back out again and we heard them sing the dawn chorus for the second time today! The poor birds must have been very confused!

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Lab_13 is a space in a school managed by pupils for pupils to conduct their own research and experiments driven by their curiosity, imagination and enthusiasm, and under the watchful supervision of a Scientist in Residence (not a teacher!!).
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