An outer space experience!

Our youngsters have been reaching for the stars after a chat with outer space!

Excitement reached extra-terrestrial proportions across Happy Days Nurseries on the Fylde when the children interacted with Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to take up residence at the International Space Station.

Poulton’s nursery turned into an alien planet for the day while Tim looked down from the ISS.

Tim made history in mid-December when he launched into space from Kazakhstan, becoming the first Brit to be employed by the European Space Agency (ESA). He is currently enjoying s six-month stay 400km above earth and regularly takes time out to speak to children about his mission.

The 43-year-old has become a source of inspiration for the children at Happy Days Childcare and has send them “space crazy” according to staff.

Hayley Haworth, setting manager at the Poulton nursery, said: “The children were fascinated by having a British astronaut in space, they were so excited to watch him go about his routine and talk about his experiences.

“The classroom at the nursery was turned into a planet and aliens came to visit the children too, which they loved. It even prompted them to have a new favourite book, Aliens Love Underpants, which their parents have been reading to them ever since!

“They learnt so much from seeing Tim at the space station and have been space crazy since, researching the planets and the stars and learning all about space. Tim has been a real inspiration to them.”

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