Hitchin schoolchildren sowing the seeds to be out of this world

Pupils from William Ransom Primary School are all set to grow seeds from space

Pupils from William Ransom Primary School are all set to grow seeds from space - Credit: Archant

Pupils at a Hitchin school are preparing to become space biologists and embark on a voyage of discovery – by growing seeds that have been sent into space.

William Ransom Primary School in Stuart Drive will receive a packet of 100 seeds which are part of a batch circling the earth on the International Space Station until next March, which they will grow alongside seeds that haven’t been into orbit to measure the difference.

The project is part of Rocket Science, launched by the Campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency.

Head Mary Driver said: “We’re very excited to be taking part in this experiment. It’s a fantastic way of teaching our pupils to think more scientifically and share their findings with the whole school.”

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