Residents in Accrington were shocked to see an unusual mode of transport on their streets this morning as images circulating on social media show a rocket attached to a truck being driven around.
Passers-by in Hyndburn were confused as to what a rocket was doing being transported and took to social media to ask what was going on.
One person said: “Anyone expecting a delivery?”
But LancsLive can explain exactly what was going on!
The rocket was in fact, being taken to a local primary school for a show and tell session today (July 9).
Pupils at St Nicholas CE Primary School were visited by the Space4Schools company who brought with them a real rocket that had been in space and two smaller rockets to launch on the field.
Head teacher, Vicky Axon was excited to welcome in the company to the schools to give back to the children who had been “brilliant” dealing with the changes to the school an the bubble system.
“They’ve been really really thrilled.” :Mrs Axon said
“A few were walking around saying oh I want to be an astronaut and it’s just lovely especially after a miserable few weeks with people having to isolate and doing remote learning.
“We wanted them to have something really exciting and special and something that they wont forget.”
Having not been able to see all their classmates in one place since the pandemic, this was the first time a full year group was able to see and wave to their friends in other bubbles.
Mrs Axon said: “It was just so nice to them come together for something so special when we’ve been so separated from each other for so long.
“You can see that the children are so excited and in awe, so heart-warming to see.”
After seeing the big rocket and listening to all the facts about space, they were able to launch two smaller rockets across the field.
The video above shows them counting down and cheering as it flew into the sky.
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