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Up and away they go

16 June 2023

Pupils from Oversands School recently visited the award-winning Lancaster University's Planetarium and also enjoyed a campus tour.

The University's Physics Department supported a tour of immersive exhibitions, where pupils explored the night sky, and viewed other planets and galaxies up close while also visiting astronomical telescopes from around the globe, landing on the surface of other worlds and viewing a solar eclipse.

Additionally, they visited the world-class, multicultural, and multi-faith campus which helped broaden their horizons, exposing them to a diverse and inclusive environment. Walking around the campus gave them a glimpse of what university life is like and the various opportunities such an environment can offer.

Careers Lead, Paul Wilkinson commented:

"The pupils were not only star-struck by the fantastic planetarium but also by the opportunities that are available to them on their doorstep. Having such a great resource so close to our school helps support our vision for our pupils, helping them achieve great outcomes."

He continued:

"Our pupils were the ‘real stars of the show’, and that aspiration isn’t a galaxy away; it’s just up the M6 motorway!"

The day was a great success providing an immersive and inspiring experience for all, igniting their curiosity about the universe and helping broaden their perspectives, encouraging them to aim for remarkable achievements in their academic and personal journeys.

Well done, everyone.

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