Chester Court care home resident enjoys a galaxy light projector experience
Space was the theme of the day for staff and residents at a local care home.
Chester Court care home, in Bedlington, Northumberland marked International Day of Human Space Flight by finding out about what it is like to travel to outer space and spend time there.
International Day of Human Space Flight takes place on 12 April, the date of the first human space flight by Soviet citizen, Yuri Gagarin in 1961.
This year is the 50th anniversary of that historic event which opened the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity.
This annual event reaffirms the important contribution of space science and technology in today’s world. The day aims to promote aspirations to explore and maintain outer space for peaceful purposes.
Residents enjoyed taking part in space-themed word games, watching footage of the moon landing, talking about their memories of the moon landings and when the first human space flights took place in the 60s and they also had the chance to take part in a sensory galaxy light projector experience.
Sarah, general manager at Chester Court said: “Our residents have had an out of this world day today exploring all kinds of facts about outer space and watching videos of space travel.
“We watched videos of the moon and Mars landings – most of our residents remember the moon landings so found it interesting to compare the two historic events.”
Ada a resident at the home said: “The light projector was beautiful, I loved seeing my room turn into a galaxy.”
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