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The Deepings School rocket building day, in association with the Ogden Trust and Starchaser Industries, with guests, staff and students, including (front) Daniel Newcombe, Hamid Dungawalla and Jack Litman. Photo by Tim Wilson.
The Deepings School rocket building day, in association with the Ogden Trust and Starchaser Industries, with guests, staff and students, including (front) Daniel Newcombe, Hamid Dungawalla and Jack Litman. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The Deepings School went out of this world on Tuesday as students launched their own rocket creations high into the sky.

Year 10 students from the school and young people from four other schools in the area had two hours to create and decorate their own rockets which then had lift off.

Steve Bennett of Starchaser Industries. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Steve Bennett of Starchaser Industries. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Nineteen rockets were made in total, all of them proven to have been a great success when they were launched high into the atmosphere.

Science teacher Carolyn Greig said: “The day was hugely successful in getting everyone involved and excited about science. But it also raised the profile of science-related careers.”

This excitement was shared by students like William Schelpe of the Deepings School who said: “It was a lot more hands on than just working in a classroom.

“It has interested me a lot more in science and has opened up a lot more options to me for when I leave school.”

The day was hugely successful in getting everyone involved and excited about science, but it also raised the profile of science-related careers
The Deepings School’s science teacher Carolyn Greig

The event was funded by the Ogden Trust which exists to promote the teaching and learning of physics.

Graham Wigley from the Ogden Trust was a guest at the school for the rocket building day, as was Steve Bennett who set up his Starchaser Industries nearly 25 years ago to raise awareness of space-related products and services.

Florence Read of Stamford High School with Steve Bennett. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Florence Read of Stamford High School with Steve Bennett. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Lucas Bromley of Stamford Endowed Schools with Steve Bennett. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Lucas Bromley of Stamford Endowed Schools with Steve Bennett. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Georgie Richardson of Stamford High School with Steve Bennett. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Georgie Richardson of Stamford High School with Steve Bennett. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Aiden McKenzie of Stamford Welland Academy with Steve Bennett. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Aiden McKenzie of Stamford Welland Academy with Steve Bennett. Photo by Tim Wilson.


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