When Primary 3 met Tim Peake

On 8 May 2018, I visited Dunipace Primary, in Falkirk, to ask their Primary 3 class a very special question. I knew the class and their teacher, Mrs Sigurdsson, had been learning about Space from all their exciting posts on Twitter. I asked them to be the first class in Scotland to see Tim Peake’s capsule when it landed at the National Museum of Scotland. But that wasn’t all, we had a very special guest coming who wanted to meet them, the astronaut Tim Peake! Everyone was very excited  and even more so when they were told that there would be journalists and TV cameras there too.

Just over a week later, on 17 May, Primary 3 came to the Museum and here is where the pupils can take up the story…

My favourite part of our visit was getting to meet Tim Peake. Then we got interviewed and had photos with him. I was excited and nervous. – Alesia 

My favourite part was asking Tim Peake “how do you go to the toilet in Space?” It was cool that he answered it. – Lucas P

I loved meeting Tim Peake and seeing the capsule. It was amazing. – Callan

It was great to meet Tim Peake. I felt a bit nervous but excited about being interviewed for TV. – Jack

I loved meeting Tim Peake and asking him my question. It was the best day! – Ashleigh

I loved being on TV and meeting Tim Peake. He is a lovely person. – Lauren

I liked meeting Tim Peake and asking him my question. I loved being on TV too. – Charlotte

My favourite part was meeting Tim Peake and going to Imagine. It was exciting meeting Tim and being on TV.  – Amelia

I enjoyed meeting Tim Peake because he was such an interesting and lovely person. The capsule was so cool and it was amazing to learn more about it. I had a nice lunch too. – Reece

I loved asking Tim Peake my questions “is it fun or boring in Space? Did you see any aliens in Space?” It was amazing that he answered my questions. – Cameron

I loved asking Tim Peake “what job did you do in space?” It was exciting hearing about Tim Peake going into Space. – Comrie

I like seeing the capsule, the spacesuit and meeting a real astronaut, Tim Peake. – Munro

I enjoyed asking Tim Peake my question “what did you see when you were looking down to Earth?” – Steven

My favourite part was meeting Tim Peake and seeing all the TV people. It was so cool! – Alisdair

I liked being interviewed and meeting Tim Peake. I liked seeing inside the Soyuz capsule on the iPad. – Millie

I loved being interviewed and seeing myself on TV. I felt amazed when I met Tim Peake! – Kyle

I liked meeting Tim Peake and getting my photo taken with him. I liked seeing inside the capsule. – Eden 

I liked meeting Tim Peake because he had a nice smile. My favourite part was seeing the Soyuz capsule. – Jamie

That was amazing! We actually met a real astronaut and got on the telly too! – Amy

The best part was seeing Tim Peake, asking him questions and going on the Space Quest. I even got to be on the news! – Lucas.T

The most exciting part was meeting Tim Peake and being on the news. – Rachel

Pupils appeared in newspapers, on radio, TV and online.

They did a fantastic job and everyone at the Museum really enjoyed having them to visit. Even Tim tweeted about meeting them.

A huge thank you to Primary 3 and Mrs Sigurdsson – you were out of this world!

https://twitter.com/MrsSigurdsson/status/997167867262111744


You can see Tim Peake’s Soyuz spacecraft and experience the Space Descent virtual reality adventure at the National Museum of Scotland until 4 August 2018. Find out more at www.nms.ac.uk/timpeake.

#SoyuzTour #SpaceDescentVR

Presenting partners: Samsung and the Science Museum Group

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