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Rocket Science – Seeds from Space

We had a very exciting delivery in school on Wednesday morning – seeds from space!
Two kilograms of rocket seeds departed from Florida, bound for the International Space Station as part of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s six-month Principia mission.
After several months on board, the seeds were sent back and landed in the Pacific Ocean. Now that they have returned to the UK, they were packaged up with identical seeds that have stayed on earth.
Our children will now embark on a voyage of discovery to see what growing plants in space can teach us about life on Earth and whether we can sustain human life in space through the production of our own food.
The project is aimed at inspiring pupils to think scientifically and helping them to see the potential of future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) as well as Horticulture.