Dr Suzie Imber came to Sharples (on Thursday this week) to speak to Year 7 and 8 about how she won the BBC programme Astronaut: So you think you’ve got what it takes?

She explained the gruelling tests she had to go through including: scuba diving to rescue an underwater laboratory; enduring 6G in a human centrifuge and gruelling memory and physical fitness tests.

The talk was inspirational and taught our students a lot about determination and making the most of every opportunity.

A huge thanks to the Ogden Trust for making the event possible and to some of our partnership primary schools, The Valley, St Paul’s and The Oaks, who also enjoyed the talk.