This blog is written by a student of Planet Plus, age 9
Get on your space cycle!
We had to cycle to school for two days.
It wasn't hard.
We took a cycle ride through our neighborhood and explore.
It was fun.
For the fitness acceleration we took our bicycle to school 4 times.
And through our neighborhood with 3 family members.
Some of us take the bike to school everyday, and Jesper has a racing bike!
Stap op de ruimte fiets
We moesten twee dagen naar school fietsen
Het was niet moeilijk
We gingen thuis een rondje door de buurt fietsen/verkennen.
Het was wel leuk
We moesten ook nog 4 dagen naar school fietsen
En met drie andere fam. leden door de wijk
Wow! The kick-off was really spectacular. Our team, named Planet Plus, went to Space Expo in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. There was a really nice lecture about the GAIA telescope and it showed us how small earth really is. We had to laugh when te slides showed us the GAIA telescope, with words and an arrow next to it, that said 'mensjes' (little people).
After that, we could make our own model of the telescope. It was hard, but we are proud of the results.
Before we started with the lunch, we had to choose what astronauts would eat in space.
And then...the moment was near...we were going to meet André Kuipers! It was so impressive and yet so normal, like we were one of them. We had contact with the children in Manchester and Richard Garriot. André gave us his signature on our caps so we could show and prove everybody that we've met him.
Great excitement was buzzing through our groups. We would be learning to do the spacewalk. Some children thought it would be the same as Micheal Jackson's Moonwalk and started practising their moves. Fortunately it was much less complicated! Doing the bear walk and the crab walk proved to be much fun!
Core fitness is very important for astronauts, also for team Super Learn Stars. After having done some stretches first we got down on our elbows and arms and tried to hold still for as long as possible. It was a very tiring excercise but fun as well!