BARRHEAD youngsters celebrated a mission to find life on Mars by creating their very own space craft in 2004.

The British space probe Beagle 2 landed on the red planet on Christmas Day — although it had failed to send back messages.

Before the holidays, pupils from local primary schools went along to Barrhead High with their own versions of the rocket. They all gathered in the hall to watch as loads of Beagle 2 replicas touched down.

Science teacher May McCallum said: “This probe is all-British and carries important scientific experiments, yet doesn’t seem to have had very much media interest.

“I feel it’s important for our potential scientists of the future to become involved with a project like this.”

It proved to be a fun day for all involved as Barrhead High paid tribute to the wonders of science.