STUDENTS and staff watched history being made as Tim Peake – the first official UK astronaut – launched into space. The science department staged a special screening in the assembly hall on Tuesday (15th December) of the momentous lift-off at 11.03am.

Students have been learning in science how Mr Peake will spend six months on board the International Space Station, where he will conduct scientific experiments. It is also being arranged for students to be able to participate in a conference call with Mr Peake at the space station. Watch this space!