Heacham school set for lift-off at space exhibition

Heacham Infant School space exhibiition'From left - Harry Kerr, Thea Enters (Thea Enters) and Jude Thomas create alien slime ANL-160213-100240001
Heacham Infant School space exhibiition'From left - Harry Kerr, Thea Enters (Thea Enters) and Jude Thomas create alien slime ANL-160213-100240001

Seeds that are currently up in space will soon be grown by children at a West Norfolk school.

That’s because the Heacham Infant School is one of 100 schools to be chosen to take part in the study with British astronaut Tim Peake, who is currently at the International Space Station.

HEACHAM INFANTS SPACE EXHIBITION' 'Heacham Infants school is about to launch into an exploration of space: we have the rocket, we have the space suit - everything is go.  From left: Leo Layfield, Tommy Thorpe and Olivia Murtagh ANL-160213-100251001

HEACHAM INFANTS SPACE EXHIBITION' 'Heacham Infants school is about to launch into an exploration of space: we have the rocket, we have the space suit - everything is go. From left: Leo Layfield, Tommy Thorpe and Olivia Murtagh ANL-160213-100251001

News of the school’s role in the project came as year one pupils hosted a space exhibition on Friday, ahead of the half-term break, to showcase the work they have been doing on the subject in recent weeks.

Their class teacher and assistant head Trish Young said: “The children are very excited to be taking place in this national experiment.”

As part of the project, the children made their own space station, as well as covering topics including the planets in the solar system and gravity.

They also wrote stories about space based on the scenario of an alien spacecraft crashing on the school site.