Dancing flames and making rubber bands - that’s child’s play!

Picture Mark Westley'Great Cornard Thomas Gainsborough school, annual science fair.'St Joesphs RC Primary school learn about electricity ANL-150623-235602009
Picture Mark Westley'Great Cornard Thomas Gainsborough school, annual science fair.'St Joesphs RC Primary school learn about electricity ANL-150623-235602009
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More than 350 primary school children experienced the sights and sounds of science at Thomas Gainsborough School this week.

The school held its 17th annual science fair on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Pupils from ten primary schools across the Sudbury area spent the day learning all about science and how it is used in the real world, through demonstrations from businesses and organisations including Delphi, Anglian Water, Philips Avent, Suffolk Police, as well as the science staff at TGS.

Ryan Furlong, assistant head of science, said:“We made rubber bands, ignited gas-filled bubbles and made flames dance.

“The purpose of the science fair is to stimulate an interest in science and engineering to show how important it is in the outside world.

“We like to promote all three sciences and get the children involved, as they are very enthusiastic at that age.”

“The children experienced between eight and ten of the demonstrations over the course of the fair and it was a huge success, like previous years.”