On 2nd September 2015 two kilograms of rocket seed boldly went where no rocket seed has gone before – on the Soyuz 44S rocket to the International Space Station. These seeds have been stored in microgravity by Tim Peake (the first British ESA astronaut).
At 04:26am on Tuesday 2nd March, Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos landed safely back on Earth in Kazakhstan with the rocket seed. The seeds then travelled with Scott Kelly to NASA in Houston on a charter flight from Moscow, Russia and returned to the UK on Thursday 3rd March. But their journey didn’t end there because on 19th April 2016 The Holgate Academy had the honour of receiving this VIP in Science (very important package). The day had finally arrived for our space seeds to complete their last leg of their journey ready to be planted by our space biologists.
A massive thank you to all those parents/carers, pupils and staff who contributed to the enormous, or should it be eg-normous, total of 172 eggs! These eggs were collected this afternoon (Wednesday 23rd of March) for distribution amongst the young people at City Hospital who are spending their Easter in the Teenage Cancer Unit, The Chemotherapy suite and the various oncology wards. Pictured below is Kirsty, collection the eggs and a small group of pupils who helped collect the eggs.
A special thank to go to Ms Brewster and her Form, they collected over 50 Easter eggs. By far the single biggest total in the Academy. Well done indeed.
Thank you all. Mr Lees, Associate Principal
The Go4SET project launched on 22nd March at Nottingham University when seven Year 9 students from The Holgate Academy attended the introduction event at the Engineering Faculty.
The team met with their mentor Eddie. Eddie will offer guidance and inspiration to the students over the next 10 or so weeks whilst they work on their Go4SET project.