PRIMARY school pupils at an Oswestry school have been learning in a 'novel space'.

Pupils at Holy Trinity CofE School in Middleton Road took part in out of this world lessons in a mobile planetarium, loaned to the school by The Marches.

The dome-shaped classroom took pride of place at the school last week and was enjoyed by pupils of all ages – from nursery to year six.

Science curriculum lead, Annette Platt, said the children were excited at the space-themed learning and activities taking place within the planetarium during the school's 'space week'.

"You can hear the squeals of excitement from the children inside the dome," said Annette.

"And with the amount of home learning projects brought back and the discussions within class of their curriculum learning, it's clear that the children have enjoyed their week so far."

During the week, the children also took part in a number of projects on the subject of space, creating space masks and dressing up as astronauts.

The school is now working towards getting its Space Mark, an award for primary and secondary schools, and colleges who want to engage their pupils in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.