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 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.
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.
A group of 15 student leaders, aged 11 to 18, joined the school’s science team to stage the event.
Luke Bingham, deputy head of science, said: “We organised Super Science Saturday in order to inspire the next generation of scientists.
“Out specialist staff and purpose-built laboratories provide the perfect setting for those students wishing to pursue the sciences.
“In fact, of all our year 13 leavers who have just started university, 28% have chosen science related courses.
“Super Science Saturday was a huge success. “We would like to thank everybody who came along.”