We are excited to be taking part in a 'Rocket Science' project with the RHS - read on!
The RHS Campaign for School Gardening has partnered with the UK Space Agency to embark on an ‘out of this world’ educational project. The project, Rocket Science, will give around half a million UK children the chance to learn how science in space contributes to our knowledge of life on earth.
Two kilograms of rocket seeds took off from Florida bound for the International Space Station as part of British astronaut Tim Peake’s six-month mission. After several months on board, the seeds will be sent back and will land in the Pacific Ocean in the spring of 2016. After they return to the UK, they will be packaged up with identical seeds that have stayed on earth. As a participating schools we will receive two packets of 100 seeds to grow and compare.
The project is aimed at inspiring our pupils to think scientifically and helping them to see the potential of future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) and Horticulture.