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

Hundreds visit the King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds for the second Super Science Saturday ev

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

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 ABB

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

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

The event aimed to inspire the next generation of scientists. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: 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 A

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

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

Children had a chance to get hands on with a range of science experiments. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Andy Abbott

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

Super Science Saturday attracted around 1,500 people. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Super Science Saturday attracted around 1,500 people. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Andy Abbott

Budding scientists flocked to the school in Bury St Edmunds for the day of exciting science-based ac

Budding scientists flocked to the school in Bury St Edmunds for the day of exciting science-based activities. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Andy Abbott

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