British Science Week (BSW) at Life Science Centre in Newcastle started with a bang when more than 100 Year 5 pupils from Chantry Middle School and Technology College in Morpeth blasted stamp rockets into the air.
The celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths includes a range of engaging events and hands-on workshops for people of all ages.
As well as projects within schools, hundreds of pupils from across the region will visit Life to enjoy various activities.
BSW also provides a platform to support STEM professionals and communicators in raising awareness of the subjects. For more details, visit www.britishscienceweek.org