Simon Sheridan visited Woodford Green Primary School on Friday as part of the Tim Peake Primary Project. Simon’s presentation not only involved showing students the outreach meteorite collection, but also included a crater-making activity. Simon made quite an impact himself, with the Year 5 class teacher Mrs Jones quoted in the Guardian* as saying: “It was a real once in a lifetime opportunity for the children to speak to someone like Dr Sheridan who makes space robots and can show them what Mars looks like. It’s really got them thinking seriously about science – I had one Year 4 pupil come up to me afterwards and say ‘I’m going to work really hard in maths so I can be an astronaut when I’m older.”
Read more about Simon’s visit in the Guardian’s website.
Picture credit: Epping Forest Guardian*