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Primary pupils learn life lessons in crop science lab

PUBLISHED: 11:50 05 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:59 05 October 2018

Taverham Primary School pupils visited the Bayer Crop Science headquarters in Cambridge for practical science lessons. Picture: Lewis Slyfield / Bayer.

Taverham Primary School pupils visited the Bayer Crop Science headquarters in Cambridge for practical science lessons. Picture: Lewis Slyfield / Bayer.

Lewis Slyfield / Bayer.

Fledgling future scientists were given a real-life laboratory experience as Norfolk primary pupils joined a school visit to a major life sciences company.

Taverham Primary was one of four schools which visited the Bayer Crop Science’s headquarters in Cambridge for practical science lessons as part of the firm’s “Baylab” learning project.

Schools from Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Bedfordshire took part in interactive sessions ranging from using a microscope and testing honey, to the role of bees and their life cycles.

Laura Darma-Lacie, science coordinator for Taverham Primary, said it was “fantastic” for the children to be offered the free programme, which she described as “a nice mix of educational and practical activities”.

Baylab manager Emma Schierbaum, who previously taught science full-time for six years before joining Bayer two years ago, said: “It’s all about capturing the imagination of children today, to make them the scientists of tomorrow.

“This is why we’re so passionate about awakening an interest in science among young people from all backgrounds at an early age, to boost their confidence, provide inspiration and aid in development.”


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