The exhibition of Tim Peake’s return to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module after six months on board the International Space Station, has now left our area for York, however around 150 young people at King James I Academy have recently enjoyed a virtual reality experience thanks to a themed touring bus.
The converted double decker bus is designed to inspire young people to explore the idea of a career in science, technology or engineering. Students learned how to programme a space shuttle using iPad technology and experienced the 400km descent back to Earth in a virtual reality experience narrated by the astronaut himself. They had already visited the Tim Peake exhibition at Locomotion in Shildon, along with thousands of families in our local area and beyond.
Written by Jamie-Leigh Ladd, Year 12 student from King James I Academy,