PRIMARY school children had an out of this world experience watching British astronaut Tim Peake blast into space.

Year five pupils from Sandiway Primary School watched Tim blast off towards the International Space Station during a visit to the World Museum at Liverpool.

For the past six weeks, the children have been taking part in the Unlimited Space Agency Astro Science Challenge, researching all about Tim’s Principia Mission.

Year five teacher Mrs Gatiss said: “Engaging with this exciting mission has given the children an amazing insight into Tim Peake’s mission, and has also deepened their knowledge of the solar system.

“During their mission their learning of science has come to life. They have learned about the importance of being healthy in space and how daily life compares to that on earth, and even created a website for Tim Peake using HTML and CSS.

“As Tim is from England, it has made this mission more real for them, and many children have been inspired to work hard to achieve their goals, no matter how high they seem - who knows, we may have a future astronaut in our midst!

“Watching Tim launch into space was the icing on the cake for the children. The atmosphere in the World Museum was absolutely electric, and this will stay with them for the rest of their lives.”