STUDENTS at the University of Chester Church of England Academy in Ellesmere Port have been learning about space travel.
Both the North and South campuses were visited by the Starchaser Rocketry Programme, which is a British space scheme working on concepts for the purpose of space tourism.
During the visit students viewed the Skybolt Rocket – a completely reusable rocket – and watched a presentation on the history of the programme and its mission to send a rocket into space.
The event was organised by Aimhigher Cheshire and Warrington, which is one of 44 Aimhigher area partnerships working to widen participation in higher education by young people from under-represented groups.
Vocational development officer Teresa Wong said: “The presentation focused on the spirit and determination of the Starchaser team and the work required to build a British space mission.
“The highlight of the event was the opportunity for Year 9 and 10 pupils to get within touching distance of the Skybolt Rocket and ask questions about its design and how it works.
“These sorts of events are fantastic for broadening our young learners’ minds, sparking their imagination and encouraging them to strive for their goals.”