Getting to grips with space at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard

HANDS ON From left, Tim Summers, Charlotte Deans, Jake Wooldridge, Georgia Hewitt, Samuel Brooks, Ban Campbell and Daniel Opanszki from Orchard Lea Junior School. Picture: Allan Hutchings (14163-438)

YOUNGSTERS explored space and the universe at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.

The event was organised by HMS Warrior and the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth to coincide with the BBC’s Stargazing programmes.

GAME From left, Tilly-May Padley and Sophia Jackson from St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School, Bedhampton, compare the almanacs they made. (14163-455)

Pupils from schools across Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham and Havant took part in workshops to discover more about the stars, the planets and the universe.

Katherine Webber, learning officer at HMS Warrior, said: ‘It’s an area that they’re very interested in.

‘We had a huge response from schools. The children were very enthusiastic throughout the day from when they arrived to when they left.’

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