The future is here

9th March 2001 at 00:00
(Photograph) - The future is here: Space will no longer be the final frontier at schools in several local authorities, as they have won funding from the Classroom of the Future scheme run by the Department for Education and Employment. Cornwall's pound;624,000 project will include a space mission control centre, night astronomy through remote control of satellites on the other side of the world, and collaborations with the new Nationl Space Science Centre in Leicester. Telford and Wrekin also plans to work with the centre, which opens in late June. Meanwhile, a pound;750,000 project to create a community learning space in Kensington and Chelsea in London will focus on a high-power telescope linked to the Faulkes Telescope Project in Hawaii. Schools minister Jacqui Smith said the 32 pilot projects will be instrumental in shaping tomorrow's classrooms.

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