Pupils invited to take part in Mission Discovery Pupils invited to take part in Mission Discovery
More Renfrewshire school pupils are being invited to work with former NASA astronauts and scientists at a unique space school this summer. Mission Discovery... Pupils invited to take part in Mission Discovery

More Renfrewshire school pupils are being invited to work with former NASA astronauts and scientists at a unique space school this summer.

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Mission Discovery Renfrewshire is now open to S4 pupils who wish to take part in the week-long event at the end of June (29 June – 3 July).

Working in teams, participants will work alongside the experts to develop their own idea for an experiment that can be carried out in space.  Winners could be sending their experiment out of this world to be conducted on the International Space Station.

Mission Discovery is being run by Renfrewshire Council in partnership with the International Space School Educational Trust (ISSET) and will be free to all pupils.

The space school was first held in Renfrewshire in July 2014. This was the first time the programme has ever been run in Scotland.

Mission Discovery is being offered to Renfrewshire school pupils as part of a drive to establish Renfrewshire as a centre for excellence in the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

A key aspiration of Mission Discovery Renfrewshire is to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to develop their academic potential, irrespective of social background.

If you are in S4 and would like to take part, find out more and apply online here.

A programme of public events around Mission Discovery is also being planned and will be announced soon so watch this ‘space’.