We have lift off!

Pupils gathered to watch the launch of the weather balloon Credit: ITV Border

Pupils from Cockermouth School in Cumbria launched their very own space device this morning.

The 12 pupils designed and manufactured the video recording device with the help from specialist engineers and professionals from west Cumbrian firm REACT.

Up, up and away Credit: ITV Border

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Mission control Cumbria

Pupils from Cockermouth School in Cumbria are sending a balloon into space for the first time.