In preparation for the completion of the new building, including the observatory, the school commissioned space-themed works of art from the Y12/13 BTEC Art group. All students in the group worked extremely hard to produce some fantastic pieces, which went on display in the rotunda gallery for the Official Opening and were received extremely well by visitors and members of the school community alike.
The very difficult decision about which of the works of art should be kept for permanent display has now been taken, and Mr Calvert has announced the results to the group. Once the exhibition finishes, a home in or near to the observatory will be found for the pieces produced by:
Ellesia’s work also includes a 3-d representation of an astronaut’s footprint on the moon.
In addition, Katie Gascoyne’s work will be presented to Anu Ohja at The National Space Centre, in thanks for the contribution of Anu and his colleagues Dr Sarah Hill and Sophie Allan to the opening event. The picture will be have pride of place in the National Space Academy Science Lab – a focal point for much of the work of the Academy programme.