Six students from Caistor Yarborough Academy were selected to attend a prestigious UK Space Agency Conference in York which took place on Saturday 5th November. They had the opportunity to present their work to British ESA astronaut Tim Peake and other leading experts from the space industry.
The conference, which was one of just two that have been organised nationally, celebrated the work done by over a million school students throughout the UK, inspired by Tim's Principia mission. It included keynote talks from leading figures, presentations from students, and an exhibition of student's work.
Tim Peake said, "Encouraging students to engage with my Principia mission was always something that I had hoped to do and I am thrilled at the range of different things young people have done to follow my mission. I'm really looking forward to hearing about all these tremendous projects direct from the students themselves".
The students from Caistor Yarborough Academy, who won first prize with their 'Rocket Science' display and presentation at this year's Lincolnshire Show 'Schools Challenge', were delighted that they were successful in their bid to attend the conference which they attended with Mrs Biglands and Mrs Colley. They were even given the opportunity to talk to Tim afterwards. Using rocket seeds that had spent six months aboard the International Space Station, they carried out an experiment earlier this year to see whether space travel had any effect on germination and growth.