Earlier this year, the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation launched a new free educational outreach activity in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth Education Liaison and Outreach Team (ELOT). “UP for Space: A Visit from Space” has visited five primary schools in the Portsmouth area since June 2013 (St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School, Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Northern Parade Junior School, Portsmouth High Junior School and Charles Dickens Primary School), getting excellent enthusiasm and feedback from both pupils and teachers. Our latest visit to Charles Dickens Infant School on 3 December 2013 has been covered by the Portsmouth News and the University of Portsmouth News.
The core visiting team is composed of Claudia Maraston, Daniel Thomas and Jen Gupta, with help from other ICG members in turn, including David Wilkinson, Claire Le Cras, Edd Edmondson, Karen Masters, Tom Melvin and Jimmy Tarr. The visits are organised by Suzy Gray from ELOT who arranges the booking and timetable of the visit. The programme will visit more schools in 2014, if you are interested in A Visit from Space coming to your Key Stage 3 class then please contact the University of Portsmouth Education Liaison and Outreach Team.