A group of year 9 students accompanied Mr Tandi from our Science Department on a visit to the National Space Centre in Leicester to take part in a series of activities designed to deepen their knowledge and understanding of STEM subjects. The particular focus was to raise the students’ awareness of the wide range of career paths using STEM subjects that are available in the space industry.
With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is billed as an out of this world experience. We certainly hope our students found it so!
Students enjoyed participating in various workshops learning about drones and space materials. They were eager to discover the range of careers involved in space technology. As they are soon to transition into year 10, it was interesting for them to gain some idea of the variety of pathways available to achieve employment in the space industry based on their studies at NCL.