What an amazing morning! Mrs Pearson treated us to a wonderfully clear explanation of a solar eclipse this morning and we then watched live television footage on the large screen in the hall. Each year group was lucky enough to join Mrs Pearson on the playground to view the eclipse using special solar viewers to keep our eyes safe. Mrs Pearson had explained how dangerous it is to look straight at the sun, whether there is an eclipse or not. We looked down at the ground then placed the viewer over our eyes before looking towards the sun and the sight we saw was simply incredible! We also viewed the sun through an ordinary kitchen colander – each hole projected a crescent onto a piece of paper!
We noticed that the birds stopped singing, the light outside was most peculiar and it got very, very cold.
We were , quite simply, overawed by the whole experience!