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Schoolchildren watch through special eclipse viewers

Cloud cover did not stop children from Greenside Primary School in Pudsey from trying to watch this morning's partial eclipse.

The pupils, who had made special viewers to see the event did manage to capture a glimpse between breaks in the cloud. They will be considerably older next time there is a comparable solar eclipse in this country, which is due in 2026, and it will be 2090, until Britain sees another total eclipse.

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Event aims to bridge gap between girls and boys in science

The UK has the biggest science gender gap than any major developed country in the world.

A recent study found that in school, girls lag behind boys and are deterred from considering science as a career choice.

Today, 200 girls took part in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths fair where workshops and displays showcased the breadth of opportunities available, with local businesses and industry experts on hand to offer advice.

Victoria Whittam reports:

Duncan and Christine then spoke to the UK Young Scientist of the Year Sarah Sobka, who is from Sheffield:

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