Pupils from Babington House School in Chislehurst were lucky enough to meet astronaut Tim Peake at a special event in London recently.
The six students were invited to meet the astronaut by Empiribox during a visit to New Scientist Live.
Year 11 pupils Tabitha, Amelia, Emily, Sophie, Ashanti and Neha spent time chatting with Tim and telling him what they enjoy about science at school. They even joined him in building a mini NASA space rocket, which they took home after the show.
Ashanti said: “I was delighted when Tim Peake sat next to me. He asked me if I liked science and then we made rockets!”
“It’s not every day you have the chance to meet a real astronaut – let alone build a rocket with him!”
Emily said: “I couldn’t stop my hands from shaking. I can’t believe I made a rocket with an astronaut!”
Empiribox founder Dan Sullivan said: “We were delighted to give Babington House pupils the opportunity to meet Tim Peake. It’s not every day you have the chance to meet a real astronaut – let alone build a rocket with him! We hope that the experience inspires the girls to continue their love of science and STEM learning.”
Empiribox works with many different schools across the UK to engage children with science and help teachers deliver fun, practical lessons for pupils.