Judith is working on space agency project

Judith Green during filming at ESTEC

Judith Green during filming at ESTEC

The European Space Agency (ESA) has called on the expertise of a science teacher from a Harborough school to help produce a series of educational films.

Judith Green of the Robert Smyth Academy is presenting one of the films - for use in schools across Europe - alongside Anu Ojha, the education director at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

ESA wanted to show schools how exciting science experiments and demonstrations can be linked to current ESA space missions and used to inspire students to study science further.

The contract for the work went to Leicester’s National Space Academy, which called on Mrs Green’s services.

The filming is taking place at ESTEC, ESA’s technical centre at Noordwijk in Holland, in the company of a space craft, rovers and full size mock ups of capsules from the International Space Station.

Robert Smyth Academy is affiliated to The National Space Centre and Mrs Green has been a lead educator there for some years.

She said: “It’s a real honour to be chosen to front these films and a great opportunity for me to learn more about ESA’s space missions and to pass that on.

“My students are also rather pleased because ESA have given each one of them a pen and keyring as a thank you present.”

Robert Smyth Academy is one of only about 30 schools in the country to have a space education centre.

It was this year awarded a gold space education quality mark in recognition of its high standards in the field.




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