Curved House Kids and Lucy Hawking are on a mission to ensure all children have access to fun, empowering STEM and literacy resources. The Principia Space Diary allows students to create a memory of the Principia mission they can keep forever. Class teachers from primary schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are invited to sign up to the website to access the entire Space Diary for free, plus lesson plans, differentiated teaching materials, games and extension activities. Schools can also order printed copies of the Space Diaries so children can complete their own physical book.
The Space Diary legacy programme launched on December 15 2016, the anniversary of Tim Peake’s first mission to space, and now schools are welcome to complete the programme at any time during the 2017-18 school year. A monthly e-newsletter provides inspiration and showcases the work schools are doing all around the UK.
How to get involved
Over 95,000 space apprentices across the UK have followed Tim Peake’s mission while completing their Space Diaries. To join the 2017-18 programme:
- Sign up to register your school (or as a home educator). Registration gives you free access to all of the Space Diary content online, to download and print yourself. Once logged in you will have the option to purchase printed books (Space Diaries) and a welcome pack with stickers and a poster.
- Get started! All Space Diaries activities and teaching notes are available immediately.
- Complete the entire Space Diary programme by 31st July 2018 to get personalised Completion Certificates signed by Tim Peake sent to your class.
Questions? Drop the Space Diary Crew a line at firstname.lastname@example.orgPreview the first chapter!
You can sign up and/or start the Space Diary programme at any point in the year – it’s completely flexible around your curriculum schedule. Use these dates as a guide to help you plan around significant moments either to get started or organise events such as a Space Week, or a whole school Astronaut Workout!
15th December 2017 | Anniversary of Tim Peake’s launch
15th January 2018 | Anniversary of Tim Peake’s space walk
7th April 2018 | Tim Peake’s birthday
22nd April 2018 | London Marathon – Tim Peake ran the London Marathon onboard the ISS on 24th April 2015
29th April 2018 | Anniversary of Tim Peake test driving the rover ‘Bridget’
18th June 2018 | Anniversary of Tim Peake’s return to Earth