Both schools gathered outside last week to witness the solar eclipse.

The clouds parted for a brief window to allow pupils to enjoy this rare spectacle. 

After a safety talk, Senior School pupils used a number of different methods - from colanders, pin hole cameras, binoculars and card.

At the Lower School Miss Platt led an assembly highlighting and explaining the science behind the solar eclipse.

She demonstrated the theory of an eclipse using a variety of balls, then girls viewed live coverage of the event and small groups of girls were able to use special solar viewers to view the event as it happened.

Miss Platt said: "We were extremely lucky to get a clear view of the eclipse through our viewers before it clouded over. The girls were very keen to experience the change in light and temperature, there was a wonderful atmosphere of anticipation and excitement!"

Post date: 2nd March 2015