Explosive science roadshow impresses Bury St Edmunds pupils

Pupils at Hardwick Primary School, in Bury St Edmunds, marvel at the science demonstrations
Pupils at Hardwick Primary School, in Bury St Edmunds, marvel at the science demonstrations
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Pupils marvelled at explosions, fireballs and other awe-inspiring spectacles during a science roadshow at their school.

Children at Hardwick Primary, in Bury St Edmunds, enjoyed demonstrations including alcohol rockets, flame tests and dust explosions.

Areas covered included static electricity, pressure and sound

Areas covered included static electricity, pressure and sound

Another highlight at the event, which was delivered by staff at King Edward VI School and West Suffolk College students, was the use of corn flour and air to create a fire ball.

Nick Wells, science subject leader at Hardwick Primary, said: “The children were transfixed for the entire 90-minute roadshow.

“It really brought science to life for them and was truly inspirational.”

The staff at King Edward VI were joined by six students from the college in a partnership which creates leadership opportunities for older students

They have also taken the roadshow to St Edmundsbury Primary and Great Whelnetham Primary Schools.

David Thompson, head of science at King Edward VI, said: “These opportunities are so important.

“The older students are the greatest ambassadors for inspiring younger students that we have, encouraging the next generation to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.”

For more pictures see Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper.