Astronaut Tim peake may be orbiting the earth from inside the international space station, but he still took the time to compliment Denton schoolchildren on their homework.
Commander Peake, who is currently on board the International Space Station, tweeted pupils at Russell Scott Primary School, in Denton , to say he thought their handmade rockets and posters looked ‘fantastic’.
Pupils and Reception teachers Miss Coggan and Miss Zausinski were delighted when the astronaut replied with: “I agree with Mr Marsland, it looks fantastic. Well Done!!”
Tim made history in December when he launched into space from Kazakhstan on a six month mission . He is the first UK astronaut to be employed by the European Space Agency (ESA) on the ISS, which orbits 250 miles above the earth.
Headteacher Steve Marsland said Tim’s message has inspired a generation of budding young astronauts.
He said: “We’re big users of social media to show the children there’s a world wide audience looking at their work, which encourages them to do work at home.
“Their holiday homework was to make something to do with space so we had rockets and planets"