Saturday, 25 November 2017

School takes part in out of this world project

Children at St Mary’s School in Henley are taking part in the Tim Peake Primary Project, inspired by the British astronaut’s 186-day Principia mission to the International Space Station.

Children at St Mary’s School in Henley are taking part in the Tim Peake Primary Project, inspired by the British astronaut’s 186-day Principia mission to the International Space Station.

The project uses space to help primary schoolchildren engage with science, numeracy and literacy. Space ambassador Joy Stone visited the St Andrew’s Road school with a Russian Sokol spacesuit, as worn by astronauts travelling to the space station.

Pupils were able to try on the suit, which was similar to the EVA suit worn by Mr Peake on his space walk.

Marika Perkins, head of science, said: “We are thrilled that St Mary’s pupils have had the opportunity to learn more about space through this exciting project. Perhaps a future Tim Peake is sitting right here in one of our classrooms!”

The project is funded jointly by the European Space Education Resource Office and the UK Space Agency. Joy Stone is pictured with year 6 pupils with Misty Lola Branch in the space suit.



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