Students at The Holgate Academy are preparing to become space biologists and embark on a voyage of discovery by growing seeds that have been into space.
In September, 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44S where they will spend several months in microgravity before returning to Earth in March 2016. The seeds have been sent as part of Rocket Science, an educational project launched by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency.
On 26th January a group of 25 sixth form students travelled down to London with two members of staff to spend an afternoon at the Houses of Parliament. The students had the opportunity to watch the debates in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and observe parliament in action. After a tour of the Palace of Westminster they took part in an organised workshop where they engaged in a very lively debate about the processes of government and topical political issues with a representative standing in on behalf of local MP Mark Spencer.
Congratulations to the KS3 trampolining team and year 7 futsal team for winning GOLD in their recent Ashfield District competitions. Both teams have qualified to represent the Academy at the county championships!
KS3 Trampolining is a firm favourite in the competition calendar, the key stage three team produced two top class routines each to lead them to victory. A special mention goes to Beth Hopkinson for achieving individual gold from her almost flawless performance! Their sights are already set on the County champs!