CHS Peakes at Space Agency Science Conference

CHS physics students were over the moon after being selected to deliver a presentation at a prestigious science conference inspired by Tim Peake’s Principia mission – and even got to meet the man himself!
Visiting the Principia Schools Conference at the University of York, Year 11 students Adam, Harrison and Nathan gave a presentation on Physiological Adjustment of Blood Pressure and Heart Rate at Different Positions of Elevation before chatting with the astronaut about his time spent on the International Space Station.
The trio were invited to attend and speak at the conference by the UK Space Agency‘s Astronaut Flight Education Programme after undergoing a competitive application process.
Presenting live on stage in front of over 100 students and adults including Tim, experts from the UK Space Agency, the European Space Agency (ESA), partner organisations and members of the space sector, the group gave a 10-minute talk about their experiment and showed their own video, before answering questions about their work.
CHS Physics Teacher, Miss Kim Purchase said it was an unforgettable experience. “It was an amazing day and such a great opportunity; the students did the School proud and worked hard preparing their presentation; they thoroughly deserved the special honour of having a chat with Tim,” she said. 
Tim Peake said: “Encouraging students to engage with my Principia mission was always something I had hoped to do and I am thrilled at the range of different things the young people have done to follow my mission.”

cheadle hulme  school year 11 physics students meet British astronaut Tim Peak at the Principa Schools Conference at University of York hosted by the UK Space Agency