Bolton teachers bring mad scientists and aliens into their lessons

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Pupils at Gaskell Primary in Bolton last week enjoyed five days of scientific adventures. In order to get in on the National Science Week action, the school’s teachers organised a series of events and workshops for the children, according to The Bolton News.

In collaboration with Mad Science North West, Gaskell Primary School staff arranged for pupils to first be visited by mad scientists, followed by the likes of a crashed alien spacecraft and an inflatable planetarium.

“Our children love science and can’t wait for their next lesson,” said Science subject leader Hayley Peacock. "They are enthusiastic and eager to engage in messy hands-on investigations, in order to test out their scientific predictions. Our Science Week this year [was] themed all around earth and space, and is a great opportunity to extend the children’s passion for science even more.”

Hamza Akhtar, aged 10, said: “It was an amazing experience. I really enjoyed being part of the assembly because I dressed up as a mad scientist and conducted a very dangerous experiment."

Mad Science Group Inc, with their headquarters located in Québec, work with schools around the world to bring science lessons to life. As well as in-school workshops, they also run after-school programmes and even science camps. Mad Science North West is a specific franchise of the company, boasting over 80 presenters led by former clinical child psychologist Dr Caroline Chesworth.

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