'Patching' a Story Together Peake's Pupil Interest!

DSCN1704Over 30 children took part in Blue Coat’s recent science fiction writing competition, inspired by British astronaut Tim Peake’s current mission to the International Space Station.

We were lucky to have a fantastic prize, donated by the Association of Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC), of a genuine Principia Mission Patch as worn by Tim Peake on his flight suit. The patch, which features an apple, the Soyuz rocket and a reflection of the ISS, was prize-winning design by a Blue Peter viewer, so many of the children were already aware of it.

We had entries from across the school, from Reception to Year 6, giving our judge, Mr Knill, a hard task in choosing the winning and highly commended entries. The children showed great creativity in their writing, combining real science with fantastic new ideas and characters. Well done everyone!

Congratulations to Erin C for her winning story: 'Kidnapped into Space'!

Highly Commended stories were chosen from both Infants and Juniors, with the pupils receiving some tasty space ice-cream. Congratulations go to Sam W (Reception) and Lily W (Year 2) who were our 'Infant Highly Commendeds', and to Seth J (Year 3) and Anya P (Year 3), our 'Highly Commended Juniors'.