Furness Partnership

Year of Formation:2012
Hub:Ulverston Victoria High School
Co-ordinator:Alaric Thompson

Partnership schools:Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College; Cartmel Priory CofE School; Chetwynde School; Dowdales School; Furness Academy; Millom School; St Bernard's Catholic High School; Walney School

The Furness Partnership has had another successful year with students of all ages experiencing enriching activities which include a visit by the Polestar Planetarium, a trip to Lancaster University Physics Department and an astronomy residential. A training programme has resulted in schools in the partnership using liquid nitrogen to enhance their programmes of study and to engage students in extra curricular activities. The Sixth Form Ambassadors programme has been introduced so that Primary School children can experience science clubs run by the Ambassadors.

In the coming year we hope to run all of these successful activities again and also run a competition to see which school can fly a weather balloon to the greatest altitude and recover it to examine pictures from an onboard camera.