Norfolk and Suffolk youngsters compete in science olympiad

Some 800 youngsters from Norfolk and Suffolk will pit their intellect against each other in a science Olympiad at the University of East Anglia next week.

The event on July 3 to 5 will see teams of primary and secondary schoolchildren compete in a series of science-based challenges, involving quizzes, practical tasks and games, to win medals and trophies.

On Thursday, 400 secondary school pupils from the two counties will descend on the campus, with 400 primary children from Norwich attending on Wednesday.

Organiser Dr Stephen Ashworth from the School of Chemistry said: 'The Olympiad is a great way to enthuse and excite schoolchildren with science.

'The event gets children thinking about science in a very practical sense, with each team working on different challenges.'

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