The Northumberland Space Programme

In partnership with Woodhorn Museum, the University of Newcastle and Northumberland National Park, The Northumberland Space Programme brings students closer to the 13.8 billion year history of the UK’s darkest county.

Students set off on a journey to explore the stories where space and history collide. They create a piece of musical storytelling based on stories found in the Northumberland Archives – all to do with Northumberland’s connection to the final frontier.

The project takes place over an intensive 7 days, and is based at Woodhorn Museum. Students also engage in activities and experiments at the University of Newcastle, led by its resident astrophysicists, and visit The Sill, where they can see first hand the formation of the land they call home.

The students’ multi-media performance is presented to school staff, family and friends at the end of their time on the Project.

Beginning the performance of the Northumberland Space Programme.