Secondary School Outreach
In 2017, the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation introduced a new strategic schools outreach programme, focusing our schools outreach on working with three partner secondary schools in Portsmouth (Mayfield School, Portsmouth Academy and Trafalgar School) and their feeder primary/junior schools. Different activities are offered to the different year groups in these secondary schools, with the aim of providing a coherent programme of events and activities that school pupils will participate in throughout their school career. These activities include our Astrodome inflatable planetarium, the SEPnet Connect Physics workshops, and a half-day Discover Astrophysics event at the university.
This new strategic outreach programme means that we have limited capacity to work with schools outside of our partnerships. However, occasionally the ICG will open up events to secondary schools beyond the strategic partner schools, particularly the Discover Astrophysics events for Year 10. Invitations to these events will be sent out by the university’s central Recruitment and Outreach team.
If you have any questions about the ICG’s secondary school outreach programme then please contact the Public Engagement and Outreach Manager, Dr Jen Gupta, on jennifer.gupta (at) port.ac.uk.