SLIDESHOW: Pupils enjoy science day at Wroot Travis Primary

A school is bursting with budding young scientists, following a week-long project that fired pupils’ imagination and enthusiasm.

Wroot Travis Charity CofE Primary School invited STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassadors in to classrooms to share their expertise with youngsters.

Matthew Abbott, ten and Oliver Turner, nine, work on their 'Human Ghost', project. Picture: Marie Caley E0033MC

Matthew Abbott, ten and Oliver Turner, nine, work on their 'Human Ghost', project. Picture: Marie Caley E0033MC

STEM ambassadors are retired engineers and technicians from across the country who visit schools to inspire a love of science through innovative projects.

This time, children were shown how fairground rides work and then set to work building their own mini-versions of carousels and ferris wheels.

Headteacher Christine Cook said: “We had a fantastic week. The kids can’t wait to do it all again and we have already booked the STEM ambassadors for next year.

“The children were very excited about the whole thing and produced some fabulous models. We held a science week for the first time last year when pupils produced hovercrafts and rockets for the topic of transport.

“It’s a great, hands-on way for them to learn.”

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