TWO pupils at Headlands School reached for the stars at a presentation evening held at the school.
James Holehouse, 14, and Daniel Jackson, 15, threw a ‘star party’ to an audience of parents, teachers and younger pupils last week.
The year 10 pair, who both study science and astronomy for their GCSEs, decided to hold the event as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Highlights of the evening included James telling the audience how craters were formed with a presentation using flour and chocolate powder, while Daniel split the audience into two teams for a quiz.
Telescopes were set up, allowing the audience to observe the waxing crescent moon.
Dr Harron, head of science at Headlands, said: “I am very proud of all the effort Daniel and James have put in preparing for the event.
“They made the subject all the more interesting and accessible by the quality of their clever demonstrations, well done.”
Paul Atkinson, Free Press photographer and keen amateur astronomer, took his telescope along on the evening to assist the boys and gave them a brief description of the equipment.