'Out of this World' activity seen on School playground!

Class 5 have spent the afternoon finding out about how far each planet in the Solar system is from the sun. Distances ranged from 36 million miles to 2,794 million miles away! Deciding this was a bit too far to walk, we scaled down the distances to fit within our playground. Some children were the planets and others were the mathematicians working out the scales and distances that needed measuring in metres. After some great team work, the planets were mapped out and we were able to gain a better understanding of the layout and vastness of the Solar Systemin which we live.