Island pupils catch the attention of NASA!

Published Date: 

26 May 2020 - 15:16

Space rockets built by pupils from Port Ellen Primary School on Islay have caught the attention of NASA!

The children created the rockets as part of their home learning activities during lockdown and were over the moon when they received congratulations from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Twitter.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, said: “STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects are a vital study area for our young people and for Scotland, so it’s wonderful to see pupils at Port Ellen engaging in these throughout lockdown.

“It is a huge achievement for the children to have their hard work recognised by NASA. You never know, we might have some future astronauts in our midst on Islay. Well done to everyone involved. Keep up the good work.”