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1st July 16

Doves have Grown Seeds from Space!!

During the first half of the Summer term, Doves embarked on a voyage of discovery by growing seeds that had been into space!

Last September, 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44S where they spent several months in microgravity before returning to Earth this March. The seeds were sent as part of a Rocket Science, an educational project launched by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency.

We were one of up to 10,000 schools to recieve a packet of 100 seeds from space, and the children in Doves grew them alongside seeds that hadn't been to space and measured the differences over 7 weeks. We didn't know which seeds packet contains which seeds until all results had been collected in by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and analysed by professional biostatisticians.

This nationwide science experiment enabled the children to think more about how we could preserve human life on another planet in the future, what astronauts need to survive long-term missions in space and the difficulties surriunding growing fresh food in challenging climates.

We are delighted to have been placed 83rd in the list of top 200 State Primary Schools, in the Sunday Times Newspaper dated 15th November 2015!

OCTOBER 2013 OFSTED: PUPILS MAKE GOOD PROGRESS OVERALL & ACHIEVE WELL. BEHAVIOUR IN LESSONS AND AROUND THE SCHOOL IS OUTSTANDING! : OCTOBER 2013 OFSTED: PUPILS MAKE GOOD PROGRESS OVERALL & ACHIEVE WELL. BEHAVIOUR IN LESSONS AND AROUND THE SCHOOL IS OUTSTANDING!                     

Please click on the link above to view a letter we received on 14th December 2015 from Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools, congratulating Gisburn School on the excellent results of pupils in the national key stage 2 tests as published on 10th December 2015.