CHILDREN from ten schools in the Melksham area shared their science findings with other pupils on Tuesday July 9.

The 60-plus pupils were taking part in the Great Science Share event at Melksham Oaks Community School.

The two-hour event was part of a national campaign to inspire young people to share their science learning with new audiences.

Groups of pupils hosted interactive stalls and shared their science investigations, questions and findings.

Local organiser Carol Sampey said: “We are very excited to be part of something so big that places children’s own questions and investigations at the centre of the event.

“Already the children are looking into their scientific ideas. It’s been brilliant hearing their ideas as science communication is a vital skill that we really value.

"The Great Science Share for Schools creates the perfect opportunity for children to do this with national support.”

The Great Science Share for Schools is pioneered by the Science & Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub at The University of Manchester.

It provides a range of resources to support teachers and colleagues interested in developing STEM Education.

This year there has been even more involvement from industry and universities with #AskAQuestion, through which scientists and engineers can share their journey’s into STEM.

For more information on the Melksham Primary Science Schools Cluster event visit for details.

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