Space seeds sent from British astronaut Tim Peake to grow salad leaf rocket is the latest experiment undertaken by pupils at a school in Bedfont.

A packet of blue seeds and red seeds - one batch of which had been to the International Space Station - were planted by Year 1 pupils at Fairholme Primary School, in Peacock Avenue, at the end of April.

The ‘Rocket Science’ schools experiment was designed to compare the growth of space seeds with those that have not been in space to see if there are any differences .

Just over five weeks later there has been no notable difference between the two batches which have both grown into healthy plants and look the same.

The Year 1 group concluded that even though some of the seeds had been in space it does not affect a seeds ability to grow or change the way it looks.

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Pupils Demi (6) and Raja (6) from Fairholme Primary School, Bedfont, with seeds that have come back from space after being taken there by Tim Peake

Throughout the experiment each pallet was placed on the windowsill of the school corridor and inspected by children daily.

Some of the interesting predictions and comments made by children before the seeds were planted included ‘they might float because there was no gravity’, ‘ they might grow a different colour’ and in an extreme case ‘they might explode’.

The aim of the experiment, run by the Royal Horticultural Society’s campaign for school gardening and the UK Space Agency, was to learn about the effects of weightlessness or ‘zero gravity’ conditions and radiation on seeds for developing plant varieties that can be grown on space missions.

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