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Winchcombe Meteorite Event

Friday 17 September

Group 1: 10:00 - 12:00 / Group 2: 13:00 - 15:00 

Cheltenham Education Partnership students from yr8 and/or yr9 are invited to join scientists from the Natural History Museum as they uncover findings behind the extraordinary collection of meteorites that have made their way to planet earth.

In February 2021, a rare meteorite crash landed in Winchcombe - the most important space rock ever to fall and be recovered in Britain! Scientists from the Natural History Museum will be visiting Winchcombe School in September and are excited to tell you about how they are using these pieces of rock and metal from space to investigate the 4.56-billion-year-old history of our Solar System. During these sessions students will get to see and touch meteorites that are older than the Earth itself, learn about how comets are made, and start to understand how the meteorites that fell on driveways and fields in Gloucestershire fit in the wider context of space and time!

  • Each session (morning and afternoon) can hold up to 120 students.
  • Up to 20 students are invited to participate from each school in either the morning or afternoon group session.
  • Individual schools will be responsible for transferring their students to and from the venue.
  • Student groups must be accompanied by a member of staff from their school.

Please contact your school's CEP Champion or email the CEP Coordinator at ebuirski@glos.ac.uk by Wednesday 8th September to confirm how many students will participate from your school and your preference for participation in the morning or afternoon session (this will be treated on a first come first served basis).

Click on the link for the event flyer: