Science students turned up prepared with colanders, cereal boxes and eclipse glasses whilst almost everyone seemed to have a mobile phone to record the historic moment.
“It was great to see students from across the college experiencing this truly astronomical event,” said Deb Pressage, head of Science and Maths at Priestley.
“When the clouds cleared it was wonderful to see the look on everyone’s faces.”
In a solar eclipse, a swathe of the Earth is plunged into darkness as the Moon comes between us and the Sun.
For science student Eleanor Bradbury, formerly of the University Academy Warrington, it was a memorable experience.
“We’ve seen this happening on the TV in other countries so to have it happen here is really special,” she said.
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