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Darlington primary school students get inspired by science
11:31am Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
YOUNGSTERS swapped their normal lessons for experiments and explosions as they spent a day exploring science.
Children from Reid Street and West Park academies and Mount Pleasant and Mowden primary schools were given the chance to work in the laboratory at Darlington School of Mathematics and Science (DSMS), studying everything from chemical explosions to the generation of electricity.
Wildlife experts Zoolab also brought in a variety of creatures, ranging from giant spiders to hermit crabs, offering a taste of science in its many forms.
In the afternoon they were entertained by Brainiac presenter Professor John Kilcoyne.
Assistant headteacher Peter Haylock said: “The day provides a fantastic opportunity for the primary school children to see what we do at DSMS and the quality of our new facilities.”
West Park year four teacher Olga Down added: “It think it is a brilliant idea to take the pupils into a different setting.
"We do science from year one but the facilities at DSMS are much more advanced and it allows them to use a laboratory for the first time.
“It also gives them the chance to see what life will be like at a secondary school which can only help with the eventual transition from primary school.”