Pupils journey to another galaxy

Science event at St Benedicts School in Bury.   Henry Johnson needs a steady hand!
Science event at St Benedicts School in Bury. Henry Johnson needs a steady hand!
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PUPILS ventured to a galaxy far, far away as part of a hands-on school event to celebrate National Science Week.

More than 240 children broadened their knowledge about space when they descended on St Benedict’s School, in Bury St Edmunds, on Saturday.

The seven to 11-year-olds, who were from the Catholic school pyramid, enjoyed investigations, demonstrations and even sampled ‘space food’.

Highlights included a big band experiment, egg drops, crater investigations and colouring in space ship shapes using acid and alkaline.

They also created soap monsters, slime and rockets.

Fiona Green, head of science, said: “The feedback we received was absolutely fantastic. It’s the first time we’ve done anything like it and it was well worth it. We would look at doing another one again.

“We originally planned for about 50 students but the level of response meant we had to seek the support of local sponsors to fund the event. We would like to thank Tesco in particular for their generous supply of materials.”