Along with other schools, RGS The Grange, in Worcester, is looking forward to welcoming all pupils back to school in September. One initiative the school has been working towards is the commissioning and installation of a ‘Space’ themed poster. The idea behind it is to inspire and educate pupils in understanding that there is more out there, beyond the four walls of the school and the world as we know it. The aim is for pupils to ask questions, be curious and use their imagination.
The project was inspired by a quote made by astronaut Christa McAuliffe: “Space is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in science or maths, or for a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out there, and it’s everybody’s business to know about space.”
The ‘stratospheric’ idea was thought up by amateur astrologer Mr Breese, Site Supervisor for the school and he recruited the services of parent and fellow ‘stargazer’ Mr Matt Lloyd to help make the mission take off. Matt used his graphic designs skills to make a 8.5m long poster, which has been recently installed.
Mr Gareth Hughes, Headmaster for RGS The Grange said: “The current pandemic has affected people in many ways and as well as testing our strength and resilience, it has provided us with the opportunity to reassess everything around us. I and the RGS community are grateful to Mr Lloyd for his assistance in helping with this project, which will help provoke the inquisitive minds of our children.”