A WELL-known space scientist was the star attraction at Worcester Sixth Form College as she attended the official launch of its multi-million pound science block.
Students have been using the £2.6million centre which offers four state-of-the-art science laboratories as well as study and IT spaces, since September.
But the college was able to properly celebrate the opening when Dr Lucie Green, who has appeared on popular television programmes Sky at Night and Stargazing Live, cut the ribbon last Thursday (October 9). Dr Green also delivered a lecture to students and guest about ‘Oscillations on the surface of the sun’.
Principal Michael Kitcatt said he was delighted to officially open the centre as he believed it would will help the college cope with an increasing demand for people wanting to study science, maths and technology subjects.
“This is a fantastic new facility, which will further enrich the experience of the growing number of students we have taking science subjects at Worcester Sixth Form College as well as enabling us to work even more closely with universities and science and technology based employers,” he said.
The scheme, which was completed in the summer, was made possible following a £1.5 million cash injection from the Government’s Building Condition Improvement Fund, while Worcester City Council has contributed a further £125,000.