Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

Year 8 on a space mission

Year 8 on a space mission

Back in Spring a group of (then) Year 7 science club students were involved in a national investigation researching rocket seeds

The investigation saw the students growing a set of seeds in the science lab here in Newcastle whilst another set headed up to the International Space Station with British astronaut Tim Peake. 

Following their research, Michael Karam, Nikhita Varma and Logan Hill headed to a schools conference at York University where they presented their poster on the investigation. 

Organised by the UK Space Agency, the conference celebrated the Principia Space Mission and was attended by schools up and down the country. Our students (along with Dr Murgatroyd and Dr Campbell) had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Tim Peake himself. 

This project has somewhat whetted the appetite for science and agricultural projects amongst the Year 8s, with a number of them being involved in the RHS Green Plan It challenge.