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Brain Station Day 2

Well after finding out that their brain is an AMAZING organ and has so many functions, the Healthy Minds Team are back for their second visit to Red Lane. Post your comments and questions below.

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How big is your brain?

How big is your brain? Have you got a healthy brain? Is your brain bigger than everyone else’s?     Today we will be visited by the Healthy Minds Team to learn about the brain, its functions and how to … Continue reading

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A star’s life ends

On this day in 1742, Edmond Halley died. Edmund Halleys’ reputation mainly rests on his discovery of the orbit of Halley’s Comet, named after him but he was widely involved in a number of scientific endeavors.

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The cosmos grows

On this day in 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered Callisto, the 4th satellite of Jupiter.

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This voyage has begun

On this day in 2004, the maiden voyage of the world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, took place. RMS Queen Mary 2 is a transatlantic ocean liner. She is the largest and only major ocean liner built for … Continue reading

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The mountain will be conquered

On this day in 2008, mountain explorer Edmund Hillary died. Edmund Hillary with Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest and return safely. An act for which he was later knighted.

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The Silent Sentinals

On this day in 1917, The Suffragettes or the “Silent Sentinels”, 1st protested outside The White House,in Washington led by Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party. The word ‘suffrage’ means having the right to vote in political elections. The … Continue reading

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First flight takes off

On this day in 1969, the first trial flight of Concorde took place from Bristol- Concorde’s final flight was on 24th October 2003. Top speed: 2,179 km/h First flight: March 2, 1969 Number built: 20 (inc. 6 non-commercial aircraft) Program cost: £1.3 billion National origin: United … Continue reading

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And then there was 5

On this day in 1536, Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII, died.

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