School’s science show full of eye-catching demos

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Ponteland High School celebrated British Science Week with its fourth bi-annual Science Show.

It included eye-catching scientific demonstrations such as making ice cream using liquid nitrogen and an exploding volcano, pictured above.

Presented jointly by students in Years 9 and 10 and the Sixth Form, it was performed five times and watched by more than 600 youngsters – including pupils from Ponteland Middle School and nearby primary schools, as well as the high school.

Head of science at Ponteland High School, Mark Warland, said this year’s show was the best yet.

He added: “It was fantastic to see our students perform a science show to so many people.

“They have worked very hard to ensure they securely understood the science behind the demonstrations, explain how they relate to the history of life and perform them safely to an audience.

“The feedback from students, teachers and parents has been overwhelmingly positive – with the students being the stars of the show.”