Space-age seeds on timetable for Swaffham teenager

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A Swaffham teenager is leading a voyage of discovery at her school by growing seeds that have been in space.

Chloe Sorrell, 15, who attends the Thetford Grammar School, is taking part in the Rocket Science project, in which the school received a packet of seeds which spent several months at the International Space Station.

The project is being run by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency. The seeds will be grown alongside similar ones that haven’t been to space and differences measured over a period of seven weeks.

Tracy Granger, the school’s head of science and biology, said: “We are all very excited to be taking part in Rocket Science.

“This project is a fantastic opportunity to inspire children to look into careers in science, technology, engineering and maths – a skill set is in high demand with employers.”