Key Stage Students represented The Quest Academy in the ‘Galactic Challenge’ sponsored by the UK space agency and hosted by the Riddlesdown Collegiate Academy.

A total of 10 Croydon schools were in attendance and they were paired to form five teams. The Quest Academy was paired with Riddlesdown to form team ‘Gaius Galactic’.

The challenge was to design a spaceship that will take humans to the planet Mars by the year 2060. They were also challenged to come up with an idea of how to create a similar or better living environment on Mars as would be obtainable on the Earth then. They were tasked to consider; size, capacity, speed, cost and budget.

After the presentation, Team Gaius Galactic came top as the overall best. They said their ship will be flying to and from Mars every 8 days (so get ready!)

The students received their winning certificate at the end of the event with medals to follow.

Mr A Olii