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Primary school pupils’ models are out of this world

by Guy Murphy

Pupils from six schools in Kirkby took part in a special art competition as part of their research into the solar system.

Children from Ravenscroft, Kirkby C of E, St Peter and Paul, St Laurence’s, St Joseph the Worker and St Michael and All Angels, were tasked with creating a ‘Solar System in a Box’ model or a 2D model that showcased the different sizes of the planets.

The competition was open to all ages from Reception right up to Year 6 and prizes on offer included a space themed advent calendar and a book. The children who were lucky enough to win will now have their work on display in all schools in Kirkby via a touring gallery.

The competition was a huge success with plenty of fantastic entries from children.

Overall there were six winning entries per school.

Miss Eleanor Tomlinson, Year 1 Teacher Ravenscroft Primary School, said: “The competition was a great way to get children engaged with learning about the solar system, while also having a bit of fun.

“We were absolutely amazed with the quality of the entries, with some children even incorporating lights, buttons and switches.

“Every child should be proud of their entry.”

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “I’ve been absolutely blown away by the quality of solar systems created by children in Kirkby. All of the children have shown fantastic skills and also great knowledge of our solar system.

“I would like to also say a big thank you to all the teachers involved in making this engaging competition happen.”