Pupils learn about career options in space expo

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An exhibition has been held in the county for students wanting to explore future careers in space and engineering.

The Great North East Space and Engineering Expo, led by Ashington Learning Partnership, aimed to attract the stars of the future to the emerging sector.

Hundreds of Year 7 to Year 12 students from 13 schools across the region including Chantry Middle School in Morpeth, attended the space seminar where they participated in a range of workshops and heard from industry experts and employers.

Andy Gaskell, STEM and enterprise strategic lead for the ALP, said: “This is a hugely exciting time for space and technology.

“The expo is a key opportunity to really capture students’ imaginations and harness an interest.

“With a host of exhibitors, workshops and guest speakers the aim was to really enthuse and inform pupils about what is possible for them in terms of careers in science technology and engineering.”