Buzz as pupils get Tim Peake awards

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS - RHIANNON MCDOWALL

CHIL­DREN have been pre­sented with cer­tifi­cates for their work on a space science project.

Bolling­ton St John’s pri­mary school re­ceived a spe­cial cer­tifi­cate and some in­di­vid­ual chil­dren re­ceived their own cer­tifi­cates which ac­knowl­edged their con­tri­bu­tions to the Tim Peake Pri­mary Project.

The chil­dren took part in ac­tiv­i­ties linked to science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and maths in a spe­cial ‘Buzz Week’.

The high­light was a visit from BBC2’s Stargaz­ing Live Pro­fes­sor Tim O’Brien who talked to the chil­dren about space and spent an hour an­swer­ing ques­tions.

He pre­pared a speech fea­tur­ing stars, gal­ax­ies, tele­scopes, an an­te­lope, pen­guins, a baby ba­boon and an alien.

Dur­ing the week the chil­dren ‘trained like an as­tro­naut’, built elec­tronic arms to do space themed tasks, vis­ited a plan­e­tar­ium in the school hall, cre- ated rock­ets, ex­plored DNA, wrote space mu­sic and ex­plored cod­ing.

Head­teacher Me­lanie Walker said: “We were thrilled Tim could find the time to visit the school and in­spire the chil­dren.

“This will be some­thing they never for­get and has added to their en­thu­si­asm for our Buzz Week.”

Next year’s year sev­ens were in­vited to join chil­dren from All Hal­lows Catholic Col­lege for a three-day visit to Hope Univer­sity in Liver­pool

Bolling­ton St John’s pupils met Pro­fes­sor Tim O’Brien dur­ing Buzz Week

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