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Learning all about science at Bury St Edmunds festival




Rolls-Royce Science Festival at County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds. Anastasia Orme helps out Aaron Sweeney (8) with creating purple tomatoes. ANL-150322-165549009
Rolls-Royce Science Festival at County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds. Anastasia Orme helps out Aaron Sweeney (8) with creating purple tomatoes. ANL-150322-165549009

Children of all ages got the chance to delve into science during a festival in Bury St Edmunds this weekend.

The Rolls-Royce Science Festival, held at County Upper School, hosted a number of experiments with pupils invited from primary and middle schools across Norfolk and Suffolk to experience the action.

With something to keep everyone entertained, from experimenting with DNA and testing the senses to chocolate welding, the festival welcomed more than 500 children on Friday and a continuous stream of inquisitive minds on Saturday. More than 10 businesses were also in attendance, talking to visitors about science’s industrial applications and apprenticeships.

Vicky Neale, headteacher at County Upper School, said: “It was amazing and there has been a lot of good feedback.

“There is a huge amount of interest in science and technology. It is a question of tapping into that enthusiasm and I think this weekend certainly achieved that.”



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