Students Inspired by British Space Tourism Rocket

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Video: 12 metre rocket in playground inspires Headingley pupils
Headingley Today

Pupils from a Headingley primary school joined the space race after a 12-metre high rocket landed in their playground.

Children from Shire Oak (C of E) Primary School in Headingley celebrated their annual Science Week by taking a closer look at the 3,200mph Skybolt rocket, which will be blasted into space in around two years time.

Pupils had the chance to ask questions about the rocket, which can reach a height of 83 miles, while scientists from Space4Schools – the company behind the Skybolt – also helped them to build their own spacecrafts.

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