Solar eclipse spotted by students

Students at Holgate Academy prepare for the solar eclipse.
Students at Holgate Academy prepare for the solar eclipse.

Stargazing students at Hucknall’s Holgate Academy spent a week preparing for last Friday’s solar eclipse.

They made solar viewers in science lessons, received safety instructions from form tutors and kept their fingers crossed for good weather.

A shot of the eclipse from students at Holgate Academy.

A shot of the eclipse from students at Holgate Academy.

Phil Bailey said: “With our Year 10 ambassadors in place ready to disseminate solar viewers to each tutor group, students started to assemble on the school field ready to watch the show. Neil Holmes and his A-Level photography students provided stunning photographs and video footage.”

Meanwhile Dispatch reader Angela Bricknell of Hucknall took the yellow image of the eclipsed sun.

A shot of the eclipse taken by Angela Bricknell in Hucknall.

A shot of the eclipse taken by Angela Bricknell in Hucknall.