Barnes Wallis students set for their American dream

Some of the Barnes Wallis sudents hoping to win a ticket to America
Some of the Barnes Wallis sudents hoping to win a ticket to America

Tattershall-based Barnes Wallis Academy have launched a Space Camp Competition in order to select two Year 9 students to go on the trip of a lifetime - to Space Camp USA in Kentucky, this summer.

The week–long trip, and the associated programme of activities, are being made possible through generous support from Northrop Grumman, Woodhall Spa Rotary Club, the Horncastle Health and Wellbeing Fund, the Barnes Wallis Foundation and the David Ross Education Trust.

To kick-start the competition, the whole year group spent the day at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

Pupils found out more about the history of space exploration as well as trying out some interactive challenges.

Back at the academy, students were challenged to design a space settlement on the moon, create a heat shield, build a bridge across a crater and use telescopes to decipher codes.

Judges John Pearce from Northrop Grumman and Richard Maxwell from Woodhall Spa Rotary Club helped to identify the final winners who will be announced in a special assembly after Easter.

Miss Day, Head of Science and Assistant Principal at Barnes Wallis Academy, said: “The students all put in 100% effort. They should be very proud of themselves and they would all make wonderful ambassadors for our academy.

“We would like to thank all of the partners involved.”