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Kaitlyn Maxfield and Jacob Lee  from Garstang High School at the Science and Technology Day at UClan

Kaitlyn Maxfield and Jacob Lee from Garstang High School at the Science and Technology Day at UClan

Children from across Preston and South Ribble have been testing their scientific knowledge at an event hosted by the University of Central Lancashire.

Garstang Academy’s Year eight pupils got hands on with science to make a model car, analyse fingerprints from a mock crime scene, build a robot and test out home-made paper bridges. They joined six other schools to take part in a science and technology challenge day at the university, run by MCS Projects. The budding young boffins from the schools were split into mixed teams to take on the tasks which focused on the practical application of science and technology. The Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire, Ann Dean, went along to present the pupils with certificates. She said: “Events such as this inspire children.”

 

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