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Sky's the limit for kids in Telegraph initiative

Cavehill PS pupils with teacher Stephen Crozier and their Stargazer workbooks
Cavehill PS pupils with teacher Stephen Crozier and their Stargazer workbooks

By Kathryn Torney

Thousands of young people across Northern Ireland will be looking to the skies for inspiration in an innovative Belfast Telegraph schools’ project.

Children at Cavehill Primary School in Belfast are among pupils already registered for Stargazers and will soon embark on a fun-filled literary space science journey.

The initiative has been designed by Newspapers in Education at the Belfast Telegraph for Key Stage 2 pupils to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy.

Each school will receive a compact digital camera for every 25 pupils registered, a 20% discount for visits to Armagh Planetarium and a glossy colour poster of the planets for their classroom. Every participating pupil will be given a 16-page colour Stargazers workbook filled with newspaper activities based on space science as well as a certificate of achievement on completion of the project.

They will also receive a copy of the Belfast Telegraph each Wednesday over six weeks as the main classroom resource for the project. The full programme costs just £1.32 per pupil and the closing date for registration is next Wednesday.

Jennifer O’Reilly, Newspapers in Education executive at the Belfast Telegraph, said: “Children are fascinated by outer space and so we thought it would be an ideal theme for our annual summer programme.”

To register your school, call freephone 0800 0281909.

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