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Science fair a hit with primary school brainiacs

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 06, 2014

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A GENERATION of budding scientists gathered at Ashby School’s second annual science fair this week.

Brainiacs from various schools in Ashby took part in a day of science workshops, conducting various experiments in a bid to win the coveted ‘golden bunsen’ and the Ashby School science fair shield.

Before coming to the fair, pupils had designed their own experiments on aspects of space and astronomy.

In the afternoon, they got the chance to present the fruits of their labour to 
parents, teachers.

There was also a special visit from Dr Chris North, a former student at Ashby School who is now a regular presenter on BBC’s ‘The Sky at Night’.

First prize went to Maddie and Lucy, from Willesley, for their demonstration and investigation on the topic of meteorites and their impact on Earth and the moon.

Adam Linnik, Head of Science at Ashby School, said: “The standard of entries was absolutely outstanding. Events like this help to raise the profile of science and enthuse young people about the subject.

“We are hoping to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.”

The primary schools involved were Packington, Willesley, Woodcote, Newbold, Albert Village and Ashby C of E.

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