Daily Archives: April 19, 2016

Hothfielders Conquer Pen-Y-Ghent

A group of 66 walkers climbed Pen-y-ghent on Saturday in bright sunshine and snow.  The walkers from both Hothfield Junior School and Addingham Primary School enjoyed spectacular views of snow capped peaks and Morecambe bay from the summit of the mountain.  There was a fantastic, supportive and excited atmosphere from  the children, some of whom were climbing the hill for the first time.  Many have commented that they are looking forward now to the next walk, Whernside on the 7th May.IMG_1629 StitchIMG_1623

Rocket Science

Year 5 are really pleased to be representing Hothfield as one of the schools taking part in the Royal Horticultural Society and UK Space Agency’s ‘Rocket Science Experiment’.

As featured recently on Blue Peter and BBC News, the experiment involves sowing 200 rocket (salad) seeds and monitoring their growth and development. The exciting part is that half of the seeds have spent the last 6 months with Major Tim Peake on the International Space Station. Nobody knows if it was the red packet or blue packet!

The children have sown the seeds today and set up the fair test by following the strict experiment instructions. We also made predictions: Will the time in space have had any affect on the seeds? Will we be able to grow fresh food in space in the future? Keep an eye on the blog for updates on how the seeds are getting on!