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Picture gallery: Science brought to life for students

19:34 23 March 2014

Children from Colkrik Primary School, Sculthorpe VA and West Raynham VA Primary Schools were learning about career opportunies in science and engineering with staff from Crisp Maltings, Great Ryburgh. Pictured looking through a sieve is Lauren Humphrey. Picture: Ian Burt

Children from Colkrik Primary School, Sculthorpe VA and West Raynham VA Primary Schools were learning about career opportunies in science and engineering with staff from Crisp Maltings, Great Ryburgh. Pictured looking through a sieve is Lauren Humphrey. Picture: Ian Burt

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Science was brought to life for pupils from three primary schools near Fakenham when they were visited by staff from a nearby malt producers.

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A team from Crisp Malting Group in Great Ryburgh spent time with pupils from Colkirk, Sculthorpe and West Raynham primary schools to educate them about exciting career opportunities in science and engineering in the local area,

Graham Taylor, production direction, Rebecca Gee, production graduate trainee and Leon Smith, intake supervisor, led hands-on sessions at Colkirk Primary School.

More than 30 Year 5 and 6 children, aged nine to 11, learned what malt is, where it comes from, how it is made, what it is used for and where it goes to when it leaves the maltings in Great Ryburgh.

They carried out experiments to help them learn how science and engineering are used in the production of malt.

The event was held as part of National Science and Engineering Week.

Mr Taylor said: “It is great for us to get out in the local community to show children what we do and to show them the actual work which scientists involves.”

The three schools recently formed a federation.

Gillian Duthie, head key-stage-two teacher at Sculthorpe Primary School, said: “The federation enables us to run events like this which can be more focused on specific age groups.

“This has been a great way of bringing science and engineering to life and hopefully helped to raise pupils’ aspirations.”

Do you have an education story? Email martin.george@archant.co.uk

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