School pupils have celebrated British Science Week with hands-on experiments.

As part of the 30th anniversary of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) celebrations, year five pupils at Ormiston Cliff Park Primary Academy, Gorleston, were challenged to build balloon-powered cars.

This year's theme was 'time' so the pupils had to work together to manipulate different levels of resistance using data to make the fastest car possible.

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Visiting Ormiston Academies Trust's lead practitioner for science, Ben Gott, introduced topics for their key stage three and four learning opportunities.

Principal Louise Watkins said: “Our pupils absolutely loved getting stuck into British Science Week and learning how the world works through science.

"It was excellent to have one of Ormiston’s lead practitioners for science come in and talk to them all about the possible futures they could pursue with science, and I know they’re all really excited to continue experimenting as part of their science curriculum.

“We are committed to creating opportunities for all our children to understand how they can get involved with STEM from an early age."