On Thursday, 6th October, The Ark was delighted to celebrate World Space Week, welcoming US astronaut Colonel Shane Kimbrough from Texas, who was on a visit to Ireland this week organized by the U.S. Embassy. Children from Ballyroan Boys National School, Rathfarnham took part in a visual arts workshop with artist Terry O’Farrell, where they relished creating lunar landscapes, drawing spaceships and brainstorming questions to ask the astronaut.
The group was later joined by children from Marley Grange National School, Rathfarnham to meet with the astronaut himself. Answering the children’s questions, Shane delighted the children with tales of his 16-day space mission in 2008. It was a great privilege having Colonel Shane Kimbrough here with us and the excitement of having a spaceman land in The Ark will linger for some time!