Space mission for children

Willow Tree Primary pupils met British astronaut Tim Peake at a convention where he talked about his journey to the International Space Station.

Thursday, 8th December 2016, 6:54 am

Over 400 schoolchildren attended the event at the University of York where the Harrogate school presented work to other schoolchildren.

“We sang a song about our rocket science work,” said a Willow Tree spokesman.

“The highlight, of course, was shaking hands with Tim Peake. He spent a long time talking to each child and we talked about what kind of food he enjoyed on ISS.”

“He said fresh tomatoes and oranges were a great treat and were sometimes sent up.”