Showing how exciting careers in science, maths and technology can be was the aim of the day at Stour Valley Community School in Clare.
The school held its annual Stem fair (science, technology, engineering and maths) on Wednesday, with 17 ambassadors from different companies and organisations.
These included dental practices, engineers from Delphi and from structural and chemical firms in the region.
Cambridge Science Centre also brought a week-long pop-up workshop to the school, showing off exciting experiments such as a wind tunnel.
Dan Stephens, Stem co-ordinator at the school, won a national prize for his work with science and technology last year.
He was awarded a trip to the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland.
He said: “I would say it was probably our biggest and most engaging year. Last year was good, but this was even better.
“It’s important for the country. The reason all these companies are here is because they are desperate for technicians and engineers, especially in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.
“It shows the students the range of careers available from studying science, maths and technology.”