It's not rocket science - or is it?

YOU might think that planting seeds isn’t exactly rocket science and that even primary school children can do it.

But budding scientists at schools across the borough combined the two when they planted seeds that had spent six months on the International Space Station.

Youngsters at High Greave Junior School, Kiveton Park Primary and Anston Greenlands Primary all planted the seeds last week.

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The schools were just three of 10,000 across the country to receive 100 seeds from the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and UK Space Agency.

The project aims to encourage children to think about if there is life on other planets and the difficulties astronauts face while on lengthy missions.

It was set up to celebrate British astronaut Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station.