Space pro­ject a blast for nurs­ery kids

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CHIL­DREN at Prest­bury Day Nurs­ery are wait­ing to hear if they can talk live to Bri­tish as­tro­naut Tim Peake who is cur­rently in space.

They have asked to chat to him as part of a space pro­ject they are do­ing to­gether.

Nurs­ery staff have taught the lit­tle space ex­plor­ers about the dif­fer­ent plan­ets, made their own model of a rocket and dressed up as as­tro­nauts in a spe­cial role­pay area at the nurs­ery.

Par­ents have done their bit too by mak­ing jet packs, rock­ets and hel­mets.

The nurs­ery has even held its own mock rocket launch.

Early years teacher Hay­ley Hill said: “We’re re­ally ex­cited about the pos­si­bil­ity of speak­ing to Tim.

“We had to make and send a video mes­sage and now we’re just wait­ing and cross­ing our fin­gers that we get cho­sen.

“The chil­dren don’t know about it yet but they are ab­so­lutely lov­ing the whole space pro­ject.

“We have been read­ing the ‘What­ever Next’ book by Jill Mur­phy too, a story about a bear who finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a pic­nic on the moon. The boys es­pe­cially can’t stop talk­ing about it.”

She added: “It’s some­thing dif­fer­ent. “You don’t as­so­ciate nurs­ery school chil­dren with learn­ing about space but it’s ev­ery child’s dream to go up to the moon.”

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