Science week erupts at Somerlea

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Staff and pupils at a Somercotes school put on their lab coats and became scientists for a week.

As part of National Science Week, classes at Somerlea Park Junior School were full of children making predictions, testing hypotheses and conducting experiments.

Pupils also visited scientific locations, including the National Stone Centre and Snibston Discovery Park.

The school hall was turned into a museum and pupils provided talks and tours.

Parents were also invited to try their hand at experiments and a number joined their children to make model volcanoes, which they then took into the playground to erupt.

The week ended with the whole school camped out on the field watching the eclipse.

Headteacher Karen Joyce said: “The week has been tremendous. The children have been so excited and there has been a real buzz throughout the school.”