Hanwell Fields Community School are thrilled to have won a place at the Principia Schools Conference which is taking place on Wednesday 2nd November at the University of Portsmouth.
The UK Space Agency and its education partners will be celebrating the imaginative work linked to Tim Peake’s Principia mission that has been completed by children of all ages at a conference for young people. Only 500 places were available to attend the conference and the selection process was highly competitive.
Tim Peake (British European Space Agency astronaut) will be attending the conference and will listen to some of the presentations, as well as sharing stories from his time spent on the International Space Station.
Six children have been chosen to represent Hanwell Fields Community School and have been asked to present a poster on their RHS Rocket Science Enrichment project that they completed during the Summer Term 2016.
Mrs Griffiths, Year 1 Teacher and RHS Rocket Science Project Lead said
“I am delighted our pupils will be meeting Tim Peake and leading scientists during the Principia Schools Conference event. The experience is going to be out of this world! The children worked so hard on the project and also achieved the British Science Association Mega Star award”
Mrs Wall, Head Teacher at Hanwell Fields Community School said
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our pupils and school to be part of. The hard work and enjoyment that the pupils have put into this project has been evidenced by achieving the Mega Star Award.”
Hanwell Fields are also planning to launch their own High Altitude Balloon into the stratosphere in July 2017 as an extension to the Rocket Science project.