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GIFT John Adams with pupil Frankie Stott, 14.  Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (120384-3)
GIFT John Adams with pupil Frankie Stott, 14. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (120384-3)
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A STUNNING model of the solar system which took a year to make has been donated to a school that will be teaching astronomy GCSE from September.

The labour of love by stargazing enthusiast John Adams, from Cosham, will now take pride of place in the science department of St John’s College, Southsea.

Mr Adams, 82, whose fascination with the sky started when he was a young boy growing up in Bury St Edmunds, contacted the school after reading about their new GCSE in The News.

He said: ‘The model has taken me a year to put together and I’m delighted I’ve found a good home for it. Anyway, it is too big to fit in my cabinet!’

Student Benjamin Goodlad, 13, said: ‘It was very inspirational meeting Mr Adams. This model will be a great help to students for many years to come.’