From making poetry out of book pages to building towering structures, primary school children were given a fascinating glimpse into the world of science, technology, engineering and maths.
More than 500 Year 5 youngsters from seven schools attended a fun-filled STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) Challenge Day hosted by Avonbourne and Harewood colleges.
The students from Winton, Bethany, Malmesbury Park, Kings Park, Epiphany, Stourfield and Pokesdown schools were treated to a day of interactive workshops and hands-on activities.
Executive headteacher of Avonbourne Trust, Debbie Godfrey-Phaure, said: “Engaging our students in these very important core subjects is at the heart of everything we do at our colleges.
“The STEM Challenge Day was held so we can show the students of tomorrow how we teach these subjects and demonstrate to them just how much fun learning at secondary school can be.”
The packed day of activities saw the children split into 10 groups so they could take part in many and varied challenges, including making batteries from lemons and undertaking scientific experiments.
Highlights of the day included making a tower of profiteroles and launching homemade paper rockets in the playground.
The event culminated in a special technology workshop for gifted and talented students to stretch and challenge them even further.
Andy Bury, a Year 5 teacher from Bethany Junior School, said: “This has been a golden opportunity for our children to actively explore their future.”