Glasses at the ready, excitement rising and expectation high, Year 6 went outside at 9.15 to view the first solar eclipse of the millennium. We gathered in the gazebo as the skies began to darken and demonstrated how the Moon, so small, could obscure the Sun, so big, using footballs and table tennis balls. We gathered in the far corner of the field and waited....and waited....and waited! The skies became dull, the birds carried on singing and the squirrels spiralled up and down the trees. We didn’t even get a glimpse of the Sun! The British weather triumphed yet again!
Later in the morning, the skies cleared and we were able to look at the Sun through the special glasses which was amazing!! We also watched the spectacular eclipse as seen in the Faroe Islands on the BBC News.
What a disappointment!