In recognition of British Science Week, thousands of schoolchildren across the UK celebrated all things Science and Engineering related, in a series of programmes designed to inspire and promote interest in the subject; our very own TyneMet scientists visited schools, delivering activities that ranged from the downright wacky to genius!

At local school; St Cuthbert R.C Primary School in North Shields, TyneMet Teachers donned their boffin caps; educating pupils with a morning of balloon powered car building and racing - Gary Eiles, TyneMet Engineering said: “British Science Week is a brilliant chance to celebrate science, engineering and technology in a fun built informative way”.

The activities centred around the importance of renewable energy, including wind power and how it can be harnessed to produce energy, Kerry Cottis, Assistant Head at St Cuthbert’s Primary said: “TyneMet’s activity day has been a brilliant start to Science Week, the children were completely engaged, working as a team to design build and test cars for the experiment – which brought the subject to life whilst encouraging problem solving and advanced thinking skills”.

British Science Week (BSW), formerly National Science & Engineering Week, NSEW is a ten day programme of science, technology and maths events and activities across the UK aimed at people of all ages.