Greyson Everidge and Carson Brown visited several schools in Shetland and together gave a brief overview of West Point, its history, and its purpose. They shared why they were at SaxaVord, the mission of SaxaVord Spaceport and their roles under Mason Robbins and Sorcha Leavy, with an emphasis on environmental science.
While here they were working on sustainability, ecology and education. One project they wereinvolved with was using acoustic monitors to create a picture of what Unst sounds like currently before any launches. It is hoped this baseline will be helpful for future conservation on Unst.
Greyson and Carson also shared Cadet life, their daily activities; including academics, military training, sports and fitness, as well as show different uniforms they typically wear. The pupils who met them seemed to enjoy their talk and had a lot of interesting and varied questions not only about their life as cadets but also about SaxaVord Spaceport.
A big thanks to Mason, Greyson and Carson for taking the time to meet with our local pupils. Photos taken from their visit to the S4 pupils at Sandwick Junior High School.