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Celebrating British Science Week with an Out of This World Experience 

Two astronomers the Kielder Planetarium visited the campus for several days this week to celebrate British Science Week.

Between Monday 4th and Thursday 7th March, Adam Shore and George Pattinson paid a visit to us, to provide an exclusive experience of a planetarium to learners.

As part of the visit there was a number of exciting shows on deep space and planets outside our solar system – also known as exoplanets. The astronomers also delivered interactive talks on electromagnet spectrum and meteorites.

It all leads fittingly into UK British Science Week, which this year takes place from tomorrow, 8th March, and is themed around Journeys; lessons for year 7 particularly are giving students the opportunity to design and make their own exoplanets.

Huntcliff’s Subject Leader of Science, Mrs Davies, says, “I was really excited about being able to bring experts in to deliver these sessions. The aim was to allow as many students across the campus to experience this amazing opportunity, and we’ve done just that”

The range of activities aims to provide an extra platform to engage young people with the subject of science and to celebrate our wonderful scientific world.