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3-2-1 take-off for youngsters.

Byline: By NATALIE MULLIN News Correspondent

YOUNGSTERS at a local school built a giant rocket as part of the National Science Week.

The 3m-high Lowerhouses One and a solar system was made by youngsters at Lowerhouses Primary School.

It was part of the National Science Week, celebrating 200 years since Charles Darwin's birth.

The rocket was made out of cardboard and shapes with a collage behind it. All 180 student aged from three to 11 participated in the science week.

The youngsters also participated in a quiz.The kids aged three to seven years old had a colouring quiz and the kids aged seven to 11 years old had an online science quiz.

The top price was two cinema tickets.

Julie Markowycz, science co-ordinator at the school said: "The kids have done really well.

"The activity was very practical and they absolutely loved working together especially cutting out the shapes."

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READY TO ORBIT: Karen Kenworthy, left, and Julie Markowycz with pupils Lowerhouses pupils showing off their giant rocket (PC130309Hlowerhouses-01)
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Mar 16, 2009
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