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The Royal Masonic School for Girls made history in February 2016 when it became the first school to establish a video link with the International Space Station via amateur radio the result of a competition run by ARISS. Six girls from year 9 (age 13 14 years) qualified for Foundation Amateur Radio Licences, and students across the school took part in space-related activities during the build-up to the link-up. During the 10 minute link-up, made possible by the ARISS UK Operations team, students could see Tim on a big screen and asked him prepared questions covering space activities and careers, the event was also streamed live. This unique event provided considerable insight into'physics in action' and visits by speakers from the European Space Agency, defence, aerospace and security agency QinetiQ, Airbus, and a former student now at the UK Space Agency, have enthused our students about science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) careers.

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