Rocket man visits St Peter's School in Wisbech for NASA-style rocket launches

THREE, two, one… we have lift off! Not quite NASA, but spectacular nonetheless when pupils at St Peter s Junior School in Wisbech carried out their own rocket launches on Friday. Plastic bottles filled with water were inflated with air by pupils – until t

THREE, two, one... we have lift off!

Not quite NASA, but spectacular nonetheless when pupils at St Peter's Junior School in Wisbech carried out their own rocket launches on Friday.

Plastic bottles filled with water were inflated with air by pupils - until they flew up into the sky.

Peter Wearn, from the company Cool Science, brought the project to the school as they prepared for this week's National Science and Engineering Week.

Beth Freeburn, the school's science co-ordinator, said: "The pupils worked hard all week on science investigations and workshops.

"Mr Wearn's visit was arranged at the last minute and the pupils have been extremely excited."

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Mr Wearn said: "The kids love this at all of the schools I go to. But it's not just entertainment - the pupils also learn something from it.