Pupils enjoy an array of science experiments
Young scientists conducted an array of fun filled experiments during an activity laden event at a Bury St Edmunds school.
More than 200 children flocked to St Benedict’s Catholic School’s second annual Science Day to celebrate National Science and Engineering Week.
Among the highlights, they extracted samples of their DNA, took fingerprints to identify characteristic patterns and tested the absorption of chemicals used in nappies.
The seven to 11-year-olds enjoyed a series of demonstrations on the theme of the atmosphere.
There were also activities with racing cars and marbling paper.
Fiona Green, head of science, said: “We put on a science day last year as part of national science week.
“We wanted to share our passion for science with younger children, and invited children from the Catholic primary and middle schools of the area, because these are the children we hope to see as students at St Benedict’s in the future.
“It was such a success, and so many people asked us when the next one was- we couldn’t not do it again this year.”
She praised the efforts of teachers, technicians and other helpers who made the event possible.
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