Illumine from the Students: Space Camp

Have you ever wanted to be an astronaut?

One of the School’s most popular and longest-running international programs is Space Camp, where students get the chance to take one step closer to that dream—or one of the many other exciting careers that are open to them in the space industry.

During the July school holidays, 45 students attended the two-week international trip, which included the highlight week-long residential camp at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. During this week, students were introduced to the fundamentals of space travel, air force training, and mission coordination, and learned about the history of space exploration while using industry-standard simulators and training equipment.

In this episode, Principal, Ms Jacinda Euler Welsh, speaks with three students who recently returned from Space Camp—Naomi Dooley (12E), Sophie List (11E), and Emma Spork (12W)—about what they encountered, learned, and hope to achieve in aerospace and aeronautics.

Space Camp attendees Sophie List (11E), Naomi Dooley (12E) and Emma Spork (12W), with Principal, Ms Jacinda Euler Welsh