Our children are preparing to become space biologists and embark on a voyage of discovery by growing seeds that have been into space.
In September, 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44S where they will spend several months in microgravity before returning to Earth in March 2016. The seeds have been sent as part of Rocket Science, an educational project launched by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency.
We will be one of a group of schools that will receive a packet of 100 seeds from space, which we will grow alongside seeds that haven't been to space and measure the differences over seven weeks. The children won't know which seed packet contains which seeds until all results have been collected by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and analysed by professional biostatisticians.
This is a wonderful opportunity for our children to be involved in a real-life project that could shape the future of space travel.
You can follow our progress via Twitter: @ChaseLaneSchool
And the progress of the project on the RHS's Twitter page: @RHSSchools