It was lovely to meet all the competition winners yesterday


Yesterday was a hive of activity at Pool Academy.

We invited winners from the six primary schools who entered my competition to spend the day working on tonight’s launch.

The children took part in a variety of workshops. I saw some creating t-shirts with experts from Trophy Textiles, some writing newspaper reports, some designing gadgets to go on my box and others standing in front of a camera presenting news about the launch.

I was so excited to see them all working so hard together and it was lovely to meet them all too.

I spoke to Sharon Teague from Rosemellin Primary School who had brought some children along.

She said the whole day very fascinating.

 “It was really well organised,” she said. “It was one of the best things I have brought the children to.”

She said they were hoping to come back tonight to see me fly up to space.

Pool Academy Principal Claire Meakin told me she thought it had been a great day too.

She said: “The pupils were all so excited and had a lovely day.”

Phil Jones, Pool Academy’s Head Geek, said: “It was a great day with our Buzz competition winners from our partner primaries.

“Their work will be on display at mission control tomorrow when Buzz takes flight.”

The day started at 10am and lasted until 2pm.  We waved good bye to all the hard working children and I let them all take home a little bear that looks just like me.

Things are looking quite positive about the take-off tonight, although I’m a bit worried about the wind. Hopefully it doesn’t get to blustery for me. But don’t worry, we’re going to give it a go. I’ll be ready at 6pm for lift off.


We are hoping to see you all again this evening.

Until then…………..

Christiana Richardson