A direct contact with students at Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth, UK was successful Thu 2016-02-11 18:11:09 UTC 88 deg Astronaut Timothy Peake KG5BVI answered 14 prepared questions from the students and was also able to broadcast live video of the interview using the new amateur radio Ham TV system, which is the first use of the Ham TV system during a school interview.
Watch a video recording of the event at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cosp6W-gqq4Read a story about the event on the Principia website https://principia.org.uk/news/second-amateur-radio-call/
The Royal Masonic School for Girls is an independent girl’s day and boarding school in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, with an exceptional, unusual and distinguished history. Founded in 1788 with the purpose of educating the daughters of Freemasons who were unable to support their families, it is one of the oldest girls' schools in the country. We attract girls aged 4-18 from across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and North London and boarders from all over the world. We also have a Pre School for boys and girls aged 2 to 4. Our ethos is both aspirational and nurturing and our girls strive to be the very best they can be, academically, morally and creatively. Our public examination results are consistently impressive and each year around 90% of girls leave RMS to take up places at University. Life at RMS is centred on much more than "just" academic success and the School is well known for its exceptional pastoral care, and the wealth of extra-curricular opportunities it offers - including Astronomy as we are one of very few schools in the UK to have our own planetarium and observatory!