Space project a blast for nursery kids
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.”