Teaching an exact science at fair

Thomas Gainsborough School, holds a science fair at the school.              FL; Fergus Dark, Olivia Pomphrett and Connor Bull. ANL-140624-163057009
Thomas Gainsborough School, holds a science fair at the school. FL; Fergus Dark, Olivia Pomphrett and Connor Bull. ANL-140624-163057009

Pupils and teachers were inspired by science at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard last week.

The school’s annual science fair was a big hit, with 520 pupils from 16 primary schools attending.

Thomas Gainsborough School, holds a science fair at the school.              FL; Joseph Potter. ANL-140624-163042009

Thomas Gainsborough School, holds a science fair at the school. FL; Joseph Potter. ANL-140624-163042009

Science teacher Oliver Trethewey said the children had “loved it”.

“The future of the world is dependent on science,” said Mr Trethewey. “This gives the children the energy to pursue it in the future.”

With so many different stalls and experiments, it was hard to contain the children’s excitement, but Mr Trethewey said the exploding giant bubbles were “always a favourite”.

Science and engineering companies from around the area gave demonstrations and allowed the children to get involved with practical experiments.

Thomas Gainsborough School, holds a science fair at the school.              FL; Ryan Furlong. ANL-140624-163148009

Thomas Gainsborough School, holds a science fair at the school. FL; Ryan Furlong. ANL-140624-163148009

Thomas Gainsborough School, holds a science fair at the school.              FL; Billy East, Madeline Strolenburg, Ellie Victorio and Toby Featon. ANL-140624-163118009

Thomas Gainsborough School, holds a science fair at the school. FL; Billy East, Madeline Strolenburg, Ellie Victorio and Toby Featon. ANL-140624-163118009

Thomas Gainsborough School, holds a science fair at the school.              FL; Cheyenne Moe 8. ANL-140624-163158009

Thomas Gainsborough School, holds a science fair at the school. FL; Cheyenne Moe 8. ANL-140624-163158009