Video: Skydivers teach Catmose pupils about gravity

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Pupils were given a first-hand look at space and gravity during a school science week.

Catmose College in Oakham brought in a team of skydivers to give a demonstration during the week. Pupils also helped launch a high altitude balloon to the edge of space to capture photos.

A skydiver lands in front of Catmose College in Oakham

A skydiver lands in front of Catmose College in Oakham

And they designed a suit for an astronaut, developed a satellite and tested heat shields for a spacecraft.

Principal Stuart Williams said: “Encapsulating all the aspects of our theme ‘space’, the breadth of engaging science the students were able to experience was incredible.

“From exciting guest speakers and demonstrations to launching a balloon in to the stratosphere and watching skydivers parachute in to the college, this years science week was our biggest and best yet.

“There was a lot of organising by the staff, especially teacher of science Hena Odedra, and it was clear that it was very much enjoyed by the students.”