Backwell School

Backwell School, Lunar samples and meteorites science lession, with pupils and headtreacher Julian

Backwell School, Lunar samples and meteorites science lession, with pupils and headtreacher Julian Baldwin. - Credit: Archant

RARE moon rocks and meteorites landed at Backwell School as pupils enjoyed an interactive astronomy lesson.

Backwell School, Lunar samples and meteorites science lession,

Backwell School, Lunar samples and meteorites science lession, - Credit: Archant

A rock from Mars and a nickel meteorite were just some of the items students were able to handle during lessons.

The lunar samples were provided by the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and were collected in the late 1960s during some of NASA’s first manned space missions to the moon.