Bolton School Sixth Form Girls

Student's Summer Space Camp

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Year 13 student Sofia Carerra-Knowles has successfully applied for a place at space camp this summer! She will join 23 other international students in Norway for this exciting week-long experience.

Sofia said: ‘I have always had an interest in engineering, and with space being one of the fastest growing industries, with so much to explore, it has always intrigued me. Whilst carrying out research into the latest developments in space technology, I came across the space camp on the European Space Agency’s website.

‘The European Space Camp is an annual week-long summer camp held at Andøya Space in Northern Norway. It is for 24 young people, aged 17-20, from all over the world, who will attend lectures from some of Europe’s top scientists and engineers on topics varying from rocket physics to the Northern Lights. There are also activities such as hiking to the Alomar research station and swimming under the midnight sun. In particular, I’m most looking forward to building and launching our own rocket as well as experiencing Spaceship Aurora, where participants can go on virtual missions to space.’

Sofia is currently studying A Levels in Maths, Physics and Electronics. She intends to undertake a degree apprenticeship in Engineering after leaving Bolton School this summer, with the hope of pursuing a career in space.

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