CHILDREN were transported into space when a Star Dome was built at Salendine Nook High School.
The inflatable dome acted as a mini-planetarium complete with planets and constellations of stars.
Science teacher Mrs Jeanette Dent said: "It's a very visual way to teach astronomy.
"Altogether 250 children from year seven had the chance to go inside.
"It could fit in about 40 children at a time. They had to climb through a tunnel to get into the dome.
"It was like looking into the night sky.
"They found it very exciting."
The dome was brought in as part of the school's science and technology week.
"The children have been talking about the Transit of Venus and talking about what conditions might be like on Mars - so it's also been brought into everyday life," she said.