Mission Blog

Schools Conferences: Mission accomplished

30 November 2016

After much anticipation, the Principia Schools Conferences took place on 2 and 5 November 2016.


This was the culmination of many months of preparation by our Education Team, the Education Partners we worked with, teachers and pupils across the country and by the Universities of York and Portsmouth (who were integral in hosting the events)! Finally, the time had arrived to showcase the fantastic work from children across the UK in recognition of Tim Peake’s Principia mission. (more…)

Space and language

01 July 2016


Read our guest blog from Vineeta Gupta, Head of Children’s Dictionaries, Oxford University Press, showing how Tim Peake has really captured children’s imaginations and has succeeded in topping Romeo, Macbeth, Cameron, Obama, and even James Bond and Harry Potter in the list of most frequently named famous people.

Based on findings from BBC Radio 2 500 WORDS Competition 2016