Primary School Outreach
The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation schools outreach programme currently focuses on working with the feeder primary/junior schools to our strategic partner secondary schools (Mayfield School, The Portsmouth Academy and Trafalgar School). Each feeder school is offered two visits from the ICG to their Year 5 cohort – the first is themed around the solar system, and the second looks at different types of galaxies.
This new strategic outreach programme means that we have limited capacity to work with schools outside of our partnerships. However, occasionally the ICG will organise events that are open to primary schools beyond the feeder schools. In the past these events have included Stargazing for Schools at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and a Christmas Lecture. Invitations to these events will be sent out by the university’s central Recruitment and Outreach team, and priority will be given to schools that participate in the UP for Juniors scheme.
If you have any questions about the ICG’s primary school outreach programme then please contact the Public Engagement and Outreach Manager, Dr Jen Gupta, on jennifer.gupta (at) port.ac.uk.