Worthing High School given £3k grant

Science students with one of the telescopes which will be used for the project.
Science students with one of the telescopes which will be used for the project.

WORTHING High School has received a maximum partnership grant award of £3,000 for its project ‘EMScool’.

Science students from the school in years 9 and 10 will be working with scientists at the Mullard Space Centre and Southampton University (UCL - MSS).

They will be looking at the world around us using electromagnetic waves, recording gamma radiation telescope images of the universe, recording and experimenting with x-rays, visible light, infra-red and ultraviolet radiation images.

Worthing with the school will be Christine Brockley-Blatt, a space science engineer at UCL-MSS, who is responsible for designing and building the Mars Explorer and many other current research projects.

Helen Davis, assistant head teacher for science, said: “I am delighted that Worthing High School has been successful with their bid.

“I am looking forward to working with many inspirational and cutting edge scientists, to excite and stimulate students to succeed in science at Worthing High.”