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Welcome to St Nicholas CE VA Primary School

February 15th, 2016

Welcome to St Nicholas CE VA Primary School.

Thank you for visiting our website and considering our school. We hope you gain an insight into the wealth of opportunities available to our children. To find out more click here.

Tracy Maley, Headteacher.

St Nicholas CE VA Primary School to grow seeds from space!

May 3rd, 2016

The children in Acers have turned into space biologists and embarked 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 have spent several months in microgravity before returning to Earth in April 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.

 

Our school is one of 10,000 schools to have received a packet of 100 seeds from space. The children are currently growing these alongside seeds that haven’t been to space and measuring the differences over several weeks. The children won’t know which seed packet contains which seeds until all results have been collected by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and analysed by professional biostatisticians.

 

The out-of-this-world, nationwide science experiment will enable the children to think more about how we could preserve human life on another planet in the future, what astronauts need to survive long-term missions in space and the difficulties surrounding growing fresh food in challenging climates.

 

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Happy Easter

March 28th, 2016

Wishing you all a Happy Easter . We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 11th April 2016 .

We also hope to see lots of you at our WELCOME BACK SERVICE on Tuesday 12th April 2016 at 9am . Please drop the children at the church at 8:45 .

 

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