Mysteries of sky explained to children at Oakworth holiday club

The Reverend John Rogers, front right, is joined by five-year-old Jake Bailey and Paul Neaves, of Keighley Astronomy Society, with youngsters who attended the Space Academy in Oakworth

The Reverend John Rogers, front right, is joined by five-year-old Jake Bailey and Paul Neaves, of Keighley Astronomy Society, with youngsters who attended the Space Academy in Oakworth

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Dozens of children learned how to unravel and appreciate some of the mysteries of the night skies during a fun-filled three-day holiday club.

About 80 youngsters, aged five to 11, enjoyed activities at Christ Church in Oakworth. These were put on by the church together with Keighley Astronomical Society.

‘Space Academy’ Holiday Club leader, the Reverend John Rogers, said: “It was brilliant – absolutely fantastic.

“This is the first time we’ve had the Astronom-ical Society on board, and it was the best club we’ve had so far. A good time was had by all.

“We made air rockets, planispheres – which show what stars can be seen at different times of year -– and water rockets, which we let off in the church grounds.

“There was also biscuit-making, lots of art work and games. I’m very pleased with how it went, and we couldn’t have done it without the help received from our team of volunteers.”

The club was rounded off with a barbecue, where parents and carers could see what the children had been getting up to during the previous three days.

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