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BURN BABY BURN: Children from Long Melford Primary school watch a fire demonstration.
BURN BABY BURN: Children from Long Melford Primary school watch a fire demonstration.
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More than 350 primary school children enjoyed the sights and sounds of science at Thomas Gainsborough School’s 15th annual science fair on Tuesday.

Pupils from 10 schools across the Sudbury area spent the day learning about how science is used in the real world through demonstrations from businesses and organisations including Anglian Water, Philips Avent, the NHS and Suffolk Police.

They also had the chance to have a go at making slime and giant bubbles with hands-on experiments.

Oliver Trethewey, science outreach co-ordinator and organiser of the event, said: “The idea is to stimulate an interest in science and engineering to show how important it is in the outside world.

“We like to promote the subjects and get the children involved as they are very enthusiastic at that age – it is a real buzz.”

The children visited between eight and 10 demonstrations over the course of the fair and the event proved a success.

Mr Trethewey said: “They were very positive about it – the children get very excited.

“The schools tend to run curriculums over the next few weeks working on some of the demonstrations they have experienced.”