Norwich pupils blast off on Mars mission project

Artwork produced by pupils during project inspired by NASA mission to Mars.

Artwork produced by pupils during project inspired by NASA mission to Mars. - Credit: Norwich High School for Girls

High school pupils have taken part in tasks and activities related to the upcoming NASA mission to land a probe on Mars.

Students from Norwich High School for Girls took part in a special Mars Challenge Day that included building a Mars Lander complete with an ‘egg-stronaut’.

Artwork produced by pupils during project inspired by NASA mission to Mars.

Artwork produced by pupils during project inspired by NASA mission to Mars. - Credit: Norwich High School for Girls

Pupils were also encouraged to plan walks or climbs equivalent to the diameter of the Jezero Crater (28 miles) - the landing site for NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover.

Assistant head Owain Hall said: “Imaginations have been sparked and we will all be following the progress of the Perseverance as it makes its approach to Mars on February 18.”

Spacey cakes based by pupils during project inspired by NASA mission to Mars.

Spacey cakes based by pupils during project inspired by NASA mission to Mars. - Credit: Norwich High School for Girls

As well as science the pupils also performed an original piece of themed music and dance choreography with a Mars theme and made artworks and cakes all inspired by the red planet, aliens and solar systems.

Spacey cakes based by pupils during project inspired by NASA mission to Mars.

Spacey cakes based by pupils during project inspired by NASA mission to Mars. - Credit: Norwich High School for Girls


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Headteacher Alison Sefton concluded: “I have been blown away by the range of ways that the pupils have approached the challenge day.”

Artwork produced by pupils during project inspired by NASA mission to Mars.

Artwork produced by pupils during project inspired by NASA mission to Mars. - Credit: Norwich High School for Girls


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