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Posted by Nosy Crow, May 22, 2017

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright – a guest post from Hillcrest Primary School

Today’s guest post is by Jupiter Class at Hillcrest Primary School, who got in touch with us on Twitter to share the work they’d created inspired by Christopher Edge’s The Many Worlds of Albie Bright.

Year 5 Jupiter Class, and our teacher Mr Martin, at Hillcrest Primary School in Norfolk, have been reading and learning about The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge.

First of all, we created our own ‘Many Worlds’ by making planets out of papier mache, inspired by the many parallel universes. This was the beginning of the display we crafted together. The background to our display was inspired by Matt Saunders’ creative and artistic front cover. Because our topic is Earth and Space, we drew moon phases with chalk to show how the Sun reflects its light off the moon and onto the Earth. It’s so great how we can tie our topic in with this book!

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During our English lessons, we found that the dynamic of the story changed very early on, when Albie’s Mum got the devastating news that she had cancer. This inspired us to write our own stories, which had a powerful dynamic change like the one in the book. Following this, we wrote our own news articles about Charlotte Elizabeth Bright, and how she will be missed both as a scientist, and a mother. Furthermore, Jupiter class have been researching CERN and the Large Hadron Collider, because we simply wanted to know more! The information described is so easy to read and understand (well most of it…!), that we wanted to see what else we could find out!

We have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and learning about Albie and his life. Specifically, we have enjoyed learning about the Quantum Banana Theory, and how Dylan the cat was the first to try it out! (We were also intrigued that 5 million bananas could turn us into mutant zombies!) We can’t wait to read the rest of it, to find out whether or not Albie successfully finds his mum.

Finally, we would already recommend this book to anyone who loves a great adventure, and especially to anyone who loves science, space and facts! Already it’s been an emotional rollercoaster, with interesting facts woven in, and it’s really funny! Thank you Christopher Edge for this wonderful book, and we really enjoyed reading your tweets (they’re on our display too!)

Thank you, Jupiter Class, and Hillcrest Primary School!

You can take a look inside The Many Worlds of Albie Bright below:

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