Rotary helps Headlands kids reach for the stars

Headlands School'The Rotary Club of Bridlington presented a chq for �2000, which as enabled the school to purchase a obseratory to house the school telescope when in use.'The picture shows the new foundation to house the Telescope Dome. The Project should be completed by the middle of March.'Daniel Kackson 15 on the right showing how the telescope wedge will work when mounted'PA1207-12c
Headlands School'The Rotary Club of Bridlington presented a chq for �2000, which as enabled the school to purchase a obseratory to house the school telescope when in use.'The picture shows the new foundation to house the Telescope Dome. The Project should be completed by the middle of March.'Daniel Kackson 15 on the right showing how the telescope wedge will work when mounted'PA1207-12c

HEADLANDS School has received a £2,000 donation from Bridlington Rotary Club - allowing it to install foundations and a pedestal for a telescope observatory.

The cheque was handed over earlier this year, using funds left to the Rotary Club by late former member Don Thomas.

Headlands School'The Rotary Club of Bridlington presented a chq for �2000, which as enabled the school to purchase a obseratory to house the school telescope when in use.'The picture shows the new foundation to house the Telescope Dome. The Project should be completed by the middle of March.'From the Back'Jim Nornsby, Daniel Jackson 15 (science student, Rbyn Taylor (Rotary community Service chairman), Dr Hamish Harron.'Front'Rotary Club President Darren Saul, James Holehouse 15 (Science Student)'PA1207-12a

Headlands School'The Rotary Club of Bridlington presented a chq for �2000, which as enabled the school to purchase a obseratory to house the school telescope when in use.'The picture shows the new foundation to house the Telescope Dome. The Project should be completed by the middle of March.'From the Back'Jim Nornsby, Daniel Jackson 15 (science student, Rbyn Taylor (Rotary community Service chairman), Dr Hamish Harron.'Front'Rotary Club President Darren Saul, James Holehouse 15 (Science Student)'PA1207-12a

Headlands match-funded the grant which will mean the observatory will be permanently sited on the school grounds.

Before having a permanent pedestal on which to place the telescope, it was awkward to carry the equipment outside and set it up.

Rotary spokesman Paul Atkinson said: “We hope that the new equipment will allow the telescope to get used much more often as it will not need to be set up from scratch every time it is brought out which will benefit Headlands pupils, the Science Club and make it available for parents to see on open evenings.

“From a Rotary point of view, it is nice to put something back into the community that will be used by future generations who will benefit from being able to use the telescope.”

Members of Mr Thomas’ family will be invited by Rotary to attend the official opening of the completed observatory, which will take place later in the year.