Bright sparks have enjoyed learning about science as part of a special week.
Pupils from Chinley Primary School and St Thomas More’s School took part in science days as part of National Science and Engineering Week.
Students at St Thomas More’s, in Buxton, got up close and personal with exotic animals such as tarantulas and snakes with a visit from Tropical Inc. The also took part in activities such as racing model cars.
Meanwhile the youngsters at Chinley Primary had an exciting schedule of activities as part of its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics day, including a rocket factory and vibrations and acoustics workshops.
Tracy Cadman, science coordinator at the school, commented: “It was really positive. The pupils used words like ‘epic, amazing and exciting’ when describing it to us.”
She gave her thanks to Chapel-en-le-Frith company Ferodo for it’s donation of £100 towards the day.
Children from Chapel High School came to help the younger children with activities and there were also guest speakers from the Derbyshire Education Business Partnership, who donated their time for free.
St Thomas More science day, year ten product design students with their hand built dragsters, Sam Bagshaw, Jonathan Chilton, Heather Gerrard, Aaron Woodward and Lorenza-Emilio De’Ciccio
St Thomas More science day, year eights timing model cars using a light beam
St Thomas More science day, logging the results from the model car time trials, Josh Brown and Lilly Owen
Chinley Primary science day, the year nine science and technology girls from Chapel High School were on hand to help, Elesha Arnfield, Khlio Archibald, Amy Brookes, Megan Slater, Zara Heathcote and Chloe Shepherd
Chinley Primary science day, year four pupils working on the construction of a sound proof box
Chinley Primary science day, visiting expert Rod Fearn examines the buggy built by Fraser and Ross McCormack