Space Day at St Mary’s School

St Mary’s School is taking part in the Tim Peake Primary Project. The project, inspired by the famous astronaut’s 186 day long Principia mission to the International Space Station (ISS), uses space to increase the engagement of primary school children with science, numeracy and literacy.

Joy Stone, Space Ambassador visited St. Mary’s yesterday with a Russian Sokol spacesuit, as worn by astronauts travelling to or from the International Space System (ISS). Pupils had the opportunity to try on the suit, which was similar to the EVA suit worn by Tim Peake on his spacewalk.

Marika Perkins, Head of Science at St Mary’s explains:

“We are thrilled that St Mary’s Pupils have the opportunity to learn more about Space through this exciting project. Our aim is to provide an inspiring education at St Mary’s. Perhaps a future Tim Peake is sitting right here in one of our classrooms!”

The project is funded jointly by the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) and the UK Space Agency. The Space Ambassadors help schools to take part in a range of space activities that have been created to support Tim Peake’s mission to the ISS.

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  1. Neil Gunnell says:

    Space lovers should look out for the International Space Station, which made a clear pass on Wednesday night, and (subject to weather) will visibly pass Henley on Thursday, west to east, soon after 1858 and 2025, Friday 1942, Saturday 2027, Sunday 1935, Monday 2019, Tuesday 1927.

    Expect a steady white light, with the post sunset sun reflecting off the ISS – the light will fade as the ISS goes further east into the earth’s shadow. Have fun!


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