Islington pupils search for interviewees for space-themed film project

PUBLISHED: 17:05 27 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:05 27 November 2015

Year 6 pupils interview the school's Site Manager, Robbie Robinson, about his memories of the Apollo missions

Year 6 pupils interview the school's Site Manager, Robbie Robinson, about his memories of the Apollo missions


Pupils at Vittoria Primary School, Islington, are keen to talk to people who remember the Apollo space missions and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon for a history project.

The school successfully bid for funding from the UK Space Agency to make a film about local people’s memories of past space missions as well as their own excitement about British astronaut Tim Peake’s upcoming visit to the International Space Station.

The students also featured in a programme on BBC Breakfast News with Mr Peake during his last weekend in the UK before going into quarantine to prepare for the launch in Kazakhstan in December.

Sue Hamer, Head Teacher of Vittoria Primary School, said: “The children are closely following Tim Peake’s preparations for launch on December 15th and will be following his mission while he is up there. We will even be growing rocket seeds that have been stored on the International Space Station to see if seeds kept in micro-gravity grow differently to other seeds.

“All children are fascinated by space and our Year 5 and 6 pupils would love to chat to locals about their special memories of those Apollo missions.”

If you can help, contact Vittoria Primary School on 020 7837 6063, or visit the school in Half Moon Crescent, N1 0TJ).

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