Quiz an Astronaut
Helen Sharman was the first British astronaut and the first women to visit the Mir space station in 1991. Helen has a huge amount of experience in ‘isolation’ – being away from friends and family, having to find new ways to keep fit and healthy in a confined space and of course keeping motivated. She is keen to share her knowledge with young people across the borough.
Helen will be creating a short video presentation for children and would like to be able to answer some video questions submitted by young people from the borough as part of this.
Helen will NOT be able to use all videos – however, she will try and use as many as possible.
If your child would like to take part, here is some guidance for submitting a video:
- They need to be filmed in landscape format (NOT portrait).
- They need to be short – no longer than 20 seconds long.
- The child needs to say their name (first name is fine), age and school at the start of the video.
- Ideally they are filmed just as a ‘headshot’ in a very quiet place so the sound is clear.
- The question needs to be in relation to Helen Sharman’s experience in space, and advice she can give children and young people about staying at home.
- The video can either be sent via email to: Elinor.firstname.lastname@example.org OR via Whats App to: 07877 148372. If emailed, please send in MP4 format. Elinor Firth is the Head of Communications for Richmond Council, who is co-ordinating with Helen.
- Parents need to understand that the videos will be used in a video presentation that will be shared on the Council’s website and on social media.
- The deadline for all videos is 10am on Monday 6th April. This should give the weekend for children to think about their questions and create their videos.
Everyone who sends in a question will recieve a copy of the video. It may not be possible to contact all families to say whether their children’s questions have been answered