Science class is out of this world!

Photo Neil Cross'Space exploration day at Brindle St Joseph's School'Emma with the planets
Photo Neil Cross'Space exploration day at Brindle St Joseph's School'Emma with the planets

Young boffins at a Chorley village school have been getting an unusual insight into the world of science by exploring space ... from the safety of their classroom.

Pupils from classes two and three at Brindle St Joseph’s spent weeks learning about space through an experimental thematic curriculum and became very knowledgeable about space, the planets and the stars.

The subject proved so popular the school decided to host a family star gazing evening.

Some “experts” in the community joined in to guide groups of enthusiasts to learn more about astronomy.

Families gathered for the evening with telescopes, binoculars and computers to gaze at the heavens and were well prepared for the long-haul with picnic baskets - sharing themed baked cakes, snacks and, of course, hot chocolate.

For more photos, see this week’s Guardian.