The Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by Heritage Lottery, invited schools in the Westmorland region of Cumbria to join its ‘Dark Skies Winter Celebration’.

This project coincides with the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival 2018 and provided an opportunity for children to visit a planetarium. Children from Orton, Tebay, Crosby Ravensworth, Great Asby, Shap, Kirkby Stephen Primary, Brough and Kirkby Stephen Grammar School got the opportunity to learn about the night sky with the aid of specialised visual and audio equipment designed to provide an immersive 360-degree experience.

The schools also took part in a follow up art project with local artists Rob and Harriet Fraser. You can see the results of the art project in these short videos from the schools that took part; creating their own works of art telling the story of the unique landscapes of the Westmorland Dales.

We've embedded the videos on this page but if you have trouble viewing them we've also provided the link to our Vimeo video channel where the videos are hosted.


Tebay Primary School

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https://vimeo.com/268776659


Orton C of E Primary School - Year 5 and 6 children

 

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https://vimeo.com/268772472


Orton C of E Primary School - Year 3 and 4 children


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Crosby Ravensworth CE School and Asby Endowed School

 

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https://vimeo.com/268762411