BUDDING scientists at Avonreach recently enjoyed a fun morning of activities.

Pershore High School recently hosted a science activity morning for year four pupils from Cherry Orchard, Inkberrow and Norton Juxta Kempsey CE first schools.

Led by Pershore’s head of science, Sarah Cox, with support from teacher Jeremy Burton and year 10 pupils at the Station Road-based school, with youngsters having fun learning, while an informative time was enjoyed by all.

Youngsters were divided up into groups that took their names from space pioneers like Helen Sharman, Tim Peake, Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong, not to mention Laika, a dog launched into space by the Russians on Sputnik 2 in 1957, and Miss Baker, one of two squirrel monkeys sent into space by the United States and safely returned in 1959.

Among the activities the pupils took part in were a practical project to establish the most efficient fuel – Rambo or Retro – to launch their rockets. T

The activity was one of numerous cross-school days to be organised by the Avonreach Academy Trust.

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