Children from six different primary schools were shown some exciting chemistry experiments at a series of events as part of National Science Week.
North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College (NSETC) held three science shows in Weston-super-Mare which were sponsored by energy company EDF.
Students from Ashcombe, Becket, Hutton, Sandford, Winscombe and Worlebury primary schools all went to the shows.
Dr Alison Rivett, who works as part of the University of Bristol’s outreach team at Bristol ChemLabS, left the schoolchildren awe-struck after creating a range of chemical reactions and performing a number of experiments with liquid nitrogen.
She said: “EDF are sponsoring talks for primary school students in the Somerset area to enthuse them about chemistry and help encourage a growth in the number of scientists for the future.
“This event is all part of National Science Week. During the science show they saw ice cold liquid nitrogen, some explosions and chemical reactions – all things they couldn’t do in primary school.”
NSETC, which is part of the Inspirational Futures Trust, a multi-academy trust sponsored by Weston College, hosted the event at Weston College’s Hans Price Conference Centre.
Business Development Coordinator at NSETC, Emma Cox, said: “As a school with a strong Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) focus we are delighted to partner with EDF Energy and ChemLabS to inspire young people into the world of science and extend the outreach work which we are delighted to offer to local primary school children.”