The Science Department got into the spirit of British Science Week with a range of special activities throughout the week.

The string of events included assemblies, competitions and an alchemy trial to turn copper coins into gold.

Even so, the star event was the rocket building project that saw the designs fired off over lunch time and shoot across the sports fields.

Carrie Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said: “The students had a lot of fun with the rocket building and it certainly created much interest at lunch-time as blast off followed blast off.”

Matt Allman, Headteacher, added: “The STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) are so vital to so many employment routes: whether it be a beautician or a engineer, a doctor or an accountant, an interior designer or a carpenter. These are high priorities for the job market so any momentum we can add to the study and wonder of these subjects is vital as we challenge our students to push for the highest grades.”