On Tuesday, April 21, 2009 we reported that...

PUPILS from across the area reached for the stars during an extra-terrestrial project.

The kids from Braehead, St Peter’s, Ladyton and Gavinburn primaries joined together to take part in a day when the pupils looked at everything from optical illusions to comets, the solar system and the amazing properties of salt.

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Organised with the help of Glasgow University’s Physics and Astronomy Department, all the children involved enjoyed the day and learned plenty of exciting and interesting facts.

Terry Lanagan, West Dunbartonshire Council's head of education, and councillors Mae Smillie and Willie Hendry were joined at the exciting event by university lecturer Dr Martin Henry who put the schoolchildren through their paces.