MINI Einsteins and Curies donned their lab coats in preparation for British Science Week.

Pupils from Old Hall Primary School, Springside View, Bury, were treated to a two day science taster as Flash Bang Science brought a mobile laboratory to the playground.

Science co-ordinator, Claire Hornsby, who organised the event, said: “At the moment with the new science curriculum the emphasis is on investigation and it supports that.

“It’s been great to see the role of women in the industry, three of the four with the laboratory ho have come out are women and it’s good to promote that and they have shown the relevance of science as a job.”

Activities involved making magnets, collecting and identifying fingerprints and learning how gears and levers work.

The whole school, including teachers were involved with the younger children taking part in a carousel of experiments in the school hall and older pupils using the mobile laboratory.

Mrs Hornsby said: “Science was really brought to life for the children, possibly inspiring the next Curies and Einsteins. The children enjoyed the days events with Mrs Hornsby adding: “They were saying it’s fantastic and saying it’s epic. It’s all hands on, they have been really enthusiastic about it.”

British Science Week runs from Friday, March 10 to until Sunday, March 19. Flash Bang Science is based in Rossendale and seeks to give something back to the north west, inspiring children to pursue careers in science.