ICG member, Dr. David Bacon inspired students at Miltoncross School last week when he played a major role in their "Space Week" activities. The school suspended the normal curriculum for a week to run activities and events on a space theme and get the students thinking about the miracle of science outside the classroom.
Space Week at Miltoncross also included a visit from Prof. Jim Al-Khalili. Image credit: Portsmouth News/Malcolm Wells (121374-1930)
The event was covered today in The News: [http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/lifestyle/explosive-experience-as-science-takes-over-1-3795947 "Explosive experience as science takes over"], by Aline Nassif.
In that article, Elliot Lyons, 15, says: ‘I like science, but I’ve never experienced anything quite like that. It was inspirational.
‘When David Bacon was talking about making telescopes to discover new life forms, it really struck a chord.
‘I’ve always wanted to explore the unknown but I never knew how. Now that I’ve had this opportunity to meet the scientists who do this for a living, it feels more real.
‘I’d love to be involved in designing spaceships.’