11th Dec, 2016

Pupils take inspiration from Tim Peake's out of this world mission

Shaun Reynolds 16th Dec, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

CHILDREN at a borough primary school swayed away from the conventional learning week in the build up to Christmas by taking part in Space Week.

In anticipation to British Astronaut Tim Peake’s departure to the International Space Station (ISS), students from Tudor Grange Primary Academy helped design healthy meals for Tim and wrote space poems.

Throughout the week, students also took part in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Rocket Science Experiment.

The experiment, in partnership with the UK Space Agency, is a UK wide experiment which gets students thinking about how plants might grow in space.

The experiment will see two samples of rocket seeds analysed – one sample of which would have spent several months growing in space, whilst the other sample will be grown on earth.

Tudor Grange Primary Academy will be one of 10,000 schools to receive 100 seeds from space.

Miss Deakin, Head of School, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in the rocket science experiment.

“It will be an exciting way for our young scientists to contribute to a National experiment and share their learning with the whole school community.”

Leading scientists from the RHS and European Space Agency will interpret the results and draw possible conclusions, publishing their results on the RHS Campaign for School Gardening website.