To infinity (well, Tydd St Mary) and beyond

On a mission to explore space are (from left) Charlie Leatherland, Sophie Smith, Robert Murphy, George Neale and space specialist Jerry Stone.  Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN): SG020712-114NG To order pictures visit www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto or phone 01775 765433
On a mission to explore space are (from left) Charlie Leatherland, Sophie Smith, Robert Murphy, George Neale and space specialist Jerry Stone. Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN): SG020712-114NG To order pictures visit www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto or phone 01775 765433
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LAUNCHING water rockets and dropping raw eggs from a great height sounds the stuff of children’s play dreams, but it was done in the name of science at Tydd St Mary Primary School on Monday.

The PTA paid for space specialists to come into school to work with the children, who responded to an invitation to dress up appropriately by bringing elaborate costumes to school, such as a four-armed creature and a three-eyed alien.

Headteacher Sonya Ripley said the children aged four to seven then created water rockets, which they launched outside, and made landing pods which they naturally tested for suitability for lunar travel by launching raw eggs at them, exploring the theme of space.