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West Suffolk primary pupils enjoy science extravaganza at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds

Pupils enjoyed a variety of interactive activities as part of science week at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ZOE MACLACHLAN

Pupils enjoyed a variety of interactive activities as part of science week at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ZOE MACLACHLAN

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Nearly 250 children from nine primary schools in west Suffolk took part in a variety of activities as part of science week celebrations at a Bury St Edmunds secondary school.

Pupils enjoyed a variety of interactive activities as part of science week at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ZOE MACLACHLANPupils enjoyed a variety of interactive activities as part of science week at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ZOE MACLACHLAN

The children, from primaries within the Bury Schools Partnership, visited King Edward VI School, in Bury St Edmunds, yesterday for a day of interactive activities based on the national science curriculum.

The activities included a 360-degree planetarium show from Immersive Experiences, a guess the flavour activity from local company Treatt, optical illusions from Kinetic Science and a mini beast show from Swallow Aquatics of East Harling.

Pupils enjoyed a variety of interactive activities as part of science week at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ZOE MACLACHLANPupils enjoyed a variety of interactive activities as part of science week at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ZOE MACLACHLAN

Debbie Ball, of Kinetic Science, said: “I was delighted by the behaviour of all the young people today.

“It was hugely impressive, and the day was very fun.”

Pupils enjoyed a variety of interactive activities as part of science week at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ZOE MACLACHLANPupils enjoyed a variety of interactive activities as part of science week at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ZOE MACLACHLAN

Former King Edward VI students, Anne Warby and Saffron Newton, who are now working for Treatt, said: “It is brilliant that so many young people are thinking about, and getting involved in, science today.”

Jay Abu, senior science technician at the school, said: “It’s been absolutely great. It’s fun - it’s cool - it’s awesome - it’s science.”

Pupils enjoyed a variety of interactive activities as part of science week at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ZOE MACLACHLANPupils enjoyed a variety of interactive activities as part of science week at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ZOE MACLACHLAN

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