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Heads Hunted
Among the upcoming head and principal appointments:
‘Astronauts’
launch Bear
into Space
After weeks of anticipation, excited Year 2 pupils from Bromsgrove School, West Midlands, were  nally able to launch Bromsgrove Bear into space!
With a video camera capturing live footage of the mission, the children were able to watch the bear’s journey as he ascended to a height of 35km. A GPS tracker enabled the class to  nd out where Bromsgrove Bear eventually landed so that he could be retrieved, along with the images and videos that were captured during the  ight.
A competition was held for the children to predict where the landing site would be, plotting their predictions onto maps of the
Beaudesert Park School City of London School Felton eet School Hall eld School Marlborough College
Gloucestershire
London
Surrey
West Midlands
Wiltshire
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UK. Winners were rewarded with an exclusive ‘Mission Patch’ similar to that worn by Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake.
Mrs Kate Western, Director of KS1 said
“The children have loved this exciting topic which has involved designing, making and launching rockets and astronaut training. The launching of Bromsgrove Bear into space was a fantastic  nish to our learning journey, ‘One Small Step’”.
Schools featured in this issue include:
Abbey School
Alton Convent School
Ardingly College Prep School Ashford School
Barnard Castle Preparatory School Barnard Castle School
Bede’s Senior School
Beech Lodge School
Benenden School
Brighton College
Bromsgrove School
Cheltenham College
Christ’s College
Colfe’s School
Cranleigh School
Dame Bradbury’s School Dauntsey’s School Derby High School Emanuel School
Exeter School
Fair eld Preparatory School Felsted School
Framlingham College Giggleswick School Handcross Park School Hunter Hall School
Ipswich High School for Girls King’s Ely
King’s School
Kingham Hill School
Kings Monkton School
Kingston Grammar School Kingswood House School Knighton House School
Laleham Lea School
Laxton Junior School Manchester High School for Girls Moor elds School
Moorlands School
New Hall School Prebendal School
Prior Park Prep School Red House School Reigate Grammar School Rendcomb College
Royal School
Royal Grammar School Scarborough College
Sedbergh School
St. Clare’s
St. Faith’s Prep School
St. Hugh’s Preparatory School St. Mary’s School
St. Nicholas House Prep School St. Wystan’s School
Tormead School
Trent College
Westholme School
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