Gallery: St Joseph’s College pupils capture image of solar eclipse

Solar eclipse captured by students at St Joseph's College in Ipswich

Solar eclipse captured by students at St Joseph's College in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

Students at an independent school in Ipswich defied the elements this morning and captured an image of the partial solar eclipse.

Before the event, Science Ambassadors from Years 7, 8 and 9 at St Joseph’s College led an assembly to senior and prep school pupils about the scientific background of the phenomenon.

Retired head teacher and Science specialist for the Suffolk Advisory Service, Dr Colin Rawlins, who was supporting the activities, said: “I was really impressed by the way that equality, diversity and inclusion were central themes of the presentation with an awareness and acceptance of how events such as the eclipse happen, and impact, different cultures and communities around the world.”

Pupils then gathered on the playing fields with a selection of pin hole projectors, shoebox pin hole cameras and tube pin hole cameras they had made to view the eclipse safely. They completed a quiz based on what they had learnt during the assembly while they waited and despite the cloudy conditions they managed to catch a snap of the spectacular eclipse.

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