SCHOOL children from St Crispin’s School had the chance to look at samples of moon rocks and meteorites, during a series of science lessons.

The pupils from the school in Wokingham were encouraged to learn about the universe around them during the week long experience.

Juliet Moir, year 7 student from St Crispin's school, said: “It was so much fun discovering which of the rocks were meteorites. We got to use magnetic probes and eye pieces to separate them from the earth rocks.”

The rock samples were provided by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), who give educational packs to inspire young people to get involved in their science studies.

The pack provided by STFC included a 1.2-billion-year-old piece of mars rock and a 4.3 billion-year-old nickel meteorite.

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