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Pupils gets hands on with host of exciting experiments at King Edward VI’s Super Science Saturday

PUBLISHED: 10:34 28 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:30 28 September 2017

Hundreds visit the King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds for the second Super Science Saturday event. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Hundreds visit the King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds for the second Super Science Saturday event. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

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Hundreds of children got to take part in a host of exciting experiments at King Edward VI School’s second ever Super Science Saturday at the weekend.

Schoolchildren got a chance to experience a host of exciting science experiements. Picture: ANDY ABBOTTSchoolchildren got a chance to experience a host of exciting science experiements. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The event attracted 1,500 people to the school in Bury St Edmunds, mainly primary school pupils, for a day of thrilling activities including an air-powered rocket workshop, a tarantula and mini-beast hunt and a giant water balloon-firing catapult.

Giant bubble making was among the activities on offer. Picture: ANDY ABBOTTGiant bubble making was among the activities on offer. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

A group of 15 student leaders, aged 11 to 18, joined the school’s science team to stage the event.

The event aimed to inspire the next generation of scientists. Picture: ANDY ABBOTTThe event aimed to inspire the next generation of scientists. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Luke Bingham, deputy head of science, said: “We organised Super Science Saturday in order to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Deputy head of science, Luke Bingham, described the event as being a 'huge success'. Picture: ANDY ABBOTTDeputy head of science, Luke Bingham, described the event as being a 'huge success'. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

“Out specialist staff and purpose-built laboratories provide the perfect setting for those students wishing to pursue the sciences.

Hundreds visited  King Edward VI School's Super Science Saturday event at the weekend. Picture: ANDY ABBOTTHundreds visited King Edward VI School's Super Science Saturday event at the weekend. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

“In fact, of all our year 13 leavers who have just started university, 28% have chosen science related courses.

Children had a chance to get hands on with a range of science experiments. Picture: ANDY ABBOTTChildren had a chance to get hands on with a range of science experiments. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

“Super Science Saturday was a huge success.
“We would like to thank everybody who came along.”

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