Uxbridge students participating in a masterclass from the National Space Academy


Our Uxbridge students were recently treated to a masterclass from the National Space Academy, where they covered a range of fascinating topics such as astronomy, human survival in space, spectroscopy and quantum physics.

The aim of the National Space Academy is to support teachers and schools, adding resources to the standard teaching toolkit, and support students into navigating career pathways in science and engineering sectors.

The students in attendance are completing a wide variety of A-Levels, ranging from Economics, Business, Biology, Psychology, Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry. Thrilled about the activities offered, the students told us the masterclass encompassed elements of their current A-Level course, but within a space setting.

Uxbridge students participating in a masterclass from the National Space Academy

During the day, the students were given the opportunity to dress in space suits, as well as working with telescopes, a plasma ball, IR camera, and much more fascinating technology supplied by the National Space Academy.

The students told us the most exciting part of their day was the rocket firing activity, where they were able to launch the rockets they helped build throughout the day.

A huge thank you to the National Space Academy for running such an insightful and enjoyable day for our A-Level students. We are so pleased they have been given this wonderful opportunity to expand on their current studies, and consider a range of future career opportunities within the science and engineering sectors.