Mark and Keith travelled over to Westerdale again on Oct 9th and were joined by John Randles to host an event at the village hall for pupils, parents and staff of Pathways School (Grangetown, Middlesbrough) along with children belonging to staff.  The event was requested by event Emma Shaw, a science teacher at the school whose parents live in Westerdale, and arose after Emma had heard about the success of our Westerdale star party in September. 

The Pathways children all have a range of difficulties, based around social and emotional problems, but all are very enthused about science.  Emma had arranged to bring the school iPads with planets app on, together with some light supper and party bags for the children (and Adults)

Rather annoyingly pesky cloud refused to clear and only limited observations were possible.  Indoors, Mark gave a presentation and got the children to help out with the scale solar system demonstration.  It has to be said the pupils were well behaved, asked good questions and showed keen interest in all the activities, better than some groups we have given presentations to.  The only negative of the evening was the disappointment of not being able to show the objects we wanted to.  Still, all enjoyed the night and perhaps something similar will organised for next year.