Competition for children to have a star named after them

The Win a Star challenge is open to primary school pupils across the UK

Primary school pupils across the UK are being invited to take part in an exciting new challenge to mark the start of World Space Week, which kicked-off on 4 October.

Win a Star will give children the chance to take their place in space, by winning a star named after them and their school.

Pupils are encouraged to stretch their imagination by designing an alien! They’ll take inspiration for their designs by reading a fun story about an astronaut’s extra-terrestrial encounter and designing an alien creature that has adapted to live on a newly discovered planet.

“Children are natural scientists and they are fascinated by the planets and stars. Imagine their wonder at seeing a star in their name!”

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Launched by primary school science experts Empiribox, the competition will bring the wonders of space into the classroom, sparking interest in science for children. They’ll also have the chance to see space science in action by winning a special assembly for their school.

Empiribox Founder Dan Sullivan said: “World Space Week is a great opportunity to bring science teaching to life in primary schools. Children are natural scientists and they are fascinated by the planets and stars. Imagine their wonder at seeing a star in their name! We hope that Win a Star will really spark children’s interest, encouraging them to stretch their imaginations and take their place in space.”

Primary schools are encouraged to take part in Win a Star by visiting empiribox.org and submitting their entries before 3 November.

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