Experimenting with science has turned out to be a huge success for the team from AFC Fylde Community Foundation.

Supported by Cuadrilla and Spirit Energy, the Foundation have been helping to deliver an inspirational hands-on project at 10 local primary schools.

In partnership with Mad Science – the North West’s largest provider of fun science – they’ve been taking the mystery out of science and making it fun but factual with the innovative new programme.

The focus of the sessions is to work with Year 5 and 6 pupils, delivering an interactive science experience. This enables the young children to increase their knowledge on subjects such as energy source, as well as providing a broad spectrum of overall science-based knowledge through fun activities.

The Community Foundation have now worked in four primary schools delivering the programme and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Children have been allowed to expand their knowledge of science through the exciting visuals and experiments delivered by the trained Mad Science professionals and it has given them all a taste to discover more.

Local boy Joseph was one of the lucky children able to take part in the Mad Science sessions. He left feeling inspired to learn more about the subject.

He said:“I found it really interesting. I don’t usually enjoy science, so it surprised me a lot to see how much fun and how interesting it can be.

“We were learning about science, but instead of just looking at books we were taking part in experiments and group projects. My whole class massively enjoyed it and I can’t wait to be able to try something like this again.”

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