PUPILS at Ysgol Pen y Garth have celebrated National Science Week by taking part in a whole week of practical activities, based around the theme of water.

From the nursery classes all the way up to year six, the children have been engaging in a wide range of tasks designed to help them engage with the practical benefits they can achieve through science.

Guests have included a meteorologist, who taught pupils about flooding and the different types of mineral water, a doctor, who explained the benefits of water and why it is so important and a professional artist who helped the children work to produce artwork with ice – based on the works of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Other visitors included a spokeswoman for Christian Aid, a chemistry expert and engineers from Network Rail.

The school’s development plan had set improving standards in science as one of their key targets for this year, with science co-ordinator Katie Simmons taking the opportunity of Science Week to maximise pupils’ engagement on the topic.

“The idea was just to try to encourage children about the importance of science, how practical it is and how fun it is,” said Mrs Simmons.

“The kids have really enjoyed it.”