STUDENTS from Seaford Head School attended a Stargazing Live! Event organised by the widening participation team at Sussex University.

Pupils from Year 7 spent the day at the Falmer campus and enjoyed a tour by one of the university ambassadors and were able to ask questions about what life at university is like.

The day also involved a number of stargazing workshops using spectroscopes to identify different gases; group work on dark matter presented by the Dark Energy Survey; a lesson on exoplanets and how to spot them; and an amazing show in the planetarium.

The trip was one of many events organised by Seaford Head School as part of the STEM strategy.

A school spokesman said: “We want our students to get excited about perusing a STEM career.”