A ROCKET towering 38ft high landed in two Ellesmere Port schools.
Pupils of Ellesmere Port Catholic High and The Whitby High learned about space travel on Monday with a visit from Starchaser Industries Ltd and its Skybolt Rocket.
Starchaser is a British space programme working on concepts for the purpose of Space Tourism.
The visit allowed pupils to view the rocket, which stands 38ft high, at touching distance in the school grounds.
The Starchaser team delivered a presentation on the history of the programme and its current mission to send a rocket into space. Members explained the science behind the rocket and demonstrated the technology used in space flight.
The event was organised by Aimhigher Cheshire and Warrington and beforehand its vocational development officer (science, engineering and construction), Teresa Wong, said: “The highlight of this event will be the chance for Year 9 and 10 pupils to get close to the Skybolt Rocket, and ask questions about its design and how it works.
“This will be a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to be inspired to take up science and engineering as their future careers.”
The rocket went on display at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School on Monday morning before being taken by road to Whitby High School.