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Monday, 23 March 2015 (3063934)
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by Tom Martin

BOOTLE pupils got the chance to meet the face of BBC's popular space show The Sky at Night as they attended one of her lectures.

Youngsters from Hillside High School were able to chat with Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE at the University of Chester as the space scientist gave a talk on the subject of women in her field of study.

Despite a difficult background growing up in London, Dr Aderin-Pocock gained a physics degree and a PhD in mechanical engineering, both from Imperial College London.

She then took to television presenting and is a regular on a number of space-related shows currently being aired on the BBC.

The group of Bootle pupils were delighted to meet the speaker and were able to ask her questions about her previous studies.

Principal of Hillside High School, Amanda Ryan, said: “Raising the aspirations of all our students at Hillside is something we are passionate about and I am extremely proud that our girls got to meet Dr Aderin-Pocock and clearly gained so much from the experience.

”I would echo Dr Aderin-Pocock when she said in her talk that ‘dreams really can come true’ an important message for all of our students.“


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