A fantastic introduction to Mission X this week! Our Base Station Walk-Back took place in the school hall. We split into teams and timed each other in order to build up our Endurance. After warming up, we walked and then sprinted, and then walked to the cones and back again. The majority of us found that our recorded times were better the second time we performed the task.
Years 3, 4 and 5 are really enjoying their astronaut training so far. It feels as though we are actually training to go in to space. We are loving learning all about life on the International Space Station and what astronauts need to do in order to be physically and mentally able to travel to and live in space.
We began by carrying out the 'Speed of Light' mission. We found that our reactions got faster the more we times we did the test. On week 2 we carried out fitness training, it was exhausting and made us realise how fit astronauts need to be. We will be keeping going with this one and trying to improve our fitness levels.
Today we are looking forward to learning more about Tim Peake and carrying out our third mission.
Fantastic day at Forest Hall School in Stansted for 150 primary school children who were able to use the science labs at their local secondary school to check hydration levels, design living bones, and attempt crew assembly tasks. Design an alien and a change to meet Gene Cernan (well, a convincing actor!) made for s special day. We look forward to seeing the schools reports and blogs about this Mission X launch day. Can you spot Astro Charlie?
Woodhead Primary P6/7 pupils are off and jumping with plenty of enthusiasm. Starting with Mission Control we are already seeing improvements. This week we started with some on the accelerator activities, balancing on spring boards, (no trampoline). Not to mention the Crew Strength Training, that is tough. Thanks go out to Mrs Stewart who came to visit our school last week. She helped us improve our push ups.