Pupils reach for the stars in space themed activities

Walsham-le-Willows Primary School. To link in with the launch into space of the British astronaut Tim Peake - pupils are part of a mission project and looking forward to planting some seeds in the spring term which he will be taking into space!''Pictured: Pupils and staff in the Planetarium ANL-151123-164604009
Walsham-le-Willows Primary School. To link in with the launch into space of the British astronaut Tim Peake - pupils are part of a mission project and looking forward to planting some seeds in the spring term which he will be taking into space!''Pictured: Pupils and staff in the Planetarium ANL-151123-164604009

Green fingered pupils at Walsham-le-Willows Primary School will be reaching for the stars when they plant seeds which have been sent to space.

The school is set to receive the seeds next year in a project organised by the Royal Horticultural Society and UK Space Agency to celebrate British astronaut Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station later this month. They will grow them alongside regular seeds to measure the differences. Ickworth Park Primary School, in Horringer, is also taking part in the project.

In the run up to Tim Peake’s first space flight, a planetarium was set up at Walsham-le-Willows Primary last week to learn about constellations and stars. The school also made rockets, investigated shadows, looked at nebulae and how healthy astronauts need to be.