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Operation Deep Space STEM project

Two members of staff from each school created and led a weekly programme for 10 able and interested Year 9 students from each school to explore exoplanets leading to a Bronze CREST Award.  


To encourage social interaction among the students via a stimulating and academically demanding programme.  


The opportunity was identified by the Heads who were keen to foster closer links between the two schools. 


Both schools will provided equal teacher-time, funding and resources.  Activities were based equally in each school throughout the year.  The students met for an hour each week which was a critical factor in providing continuity for the academic and social development of the project.


All students completed the project and were awarded a Bronze CREST Award at the end of the academic year.  

Pupil Involvement

10 pupils from each school all in Year 9.


Weekly timetabled activity.