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Pupils at Westleigh High School taking part in a Space Camp science day
Pupils at Westleigh High School taking part in a Space Camp science day
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PUPILS went on an exciting journey through the wonders of the universe at a Space Camp.

Westleigh High School put on a day of outer space-related sessions which ended with a demonstration of how rocket fuel is made before a model spacecraft was sent hurtling into the skies above the school.

The day covered maths, technology, science and IT and gave youngsters an insight into the world of space exploration.

The camp started with a presentation from Mike Brown from Siemens, who told them about his experiences in the space industry. The sessions then covered designing and making prototype rockets and a landing craft for use on Mars and the day ended with a model rocket being fired 600ft into the air from a launchpad in the school grounds.

Headteacher John Banks said: “These days help to inspire students to become scientists of the future.

“If students can have a day devoted to one particular topic like this, they can enjoy designing a model and then create a working version of it. Hopefully they will develop their interest in science and understand how science is a part of everyday life.”

To see a video of the rocket launch, visit www.wigantoday.net