Sutton teen’s seeds set to go to infinity and beyond

Jordan Havell's seeds are set to go into space.
Jordan Havell's seeds are set to go into space.

Seeds grown by a keen Sutton on Sea horticultural enthusiast are set to make a giant leap for mankind as they will make their way into space.

Jordan Havell,14, is adding space biologist to his gardening portfolio of accolades and achievements after signing up alongside pupils from 10,000 other schools in the country to be part of the Rocket Science scheme.

This educational project has been launched by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency.

Jordan’s voyage of discovery begins with a simple packet of 100 seeds which he will grow - a selection of the crop will then go into space, whilst other seeds he grows will be kept on the ground.

His crop will be sent off for analysis and he won’t discover until late next year if his plants grew in space or not.

Jordan will see comparisons between which seeds went to space and which didn’t.

But before he gets to find out, the seeds will be analysed by professional biostatisticians.

Proud mum Liane Havell commented: “We are so proud of Jordan, who is of course very excited tobe taking part in Rocket Science.

“This experiement is a fantastic way of teaching Jordan to think more scientifically and wil l get the chance to share his findings with the whole community and country.”

Will Jordan’s crop be grown successfully in space?

Follow the Leader for updates on his journey when the next set of information is made available. We wish Jordan the best of luck with his seed space voyage.

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