Reaching for the stars at Willowbank Science Fair

Pupils from Willowbank School celebrated and explored science in all its forms at a Science Fair held to mark British Science Week.

Organised in partnership with the Kilmarnock Engineering and Science Society (KESS), the Science Fair was supported by the team from the Morphy Richards Engineering Centre of The Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House, the Ayrshire Astronomical Society, teachers and pupils from Stewarton Academy and the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory who brought along and deployed their mobile planetarium.

The pupils loved the Fair which was packed with fun and interactive science experiments. They explored rockets, astronomy, electricity, mechanics and materials.

KESS President Graham Short said: “Kilmarnock Engineering and Science Society was delighted to support Willowbank School during British Science Week. For the last three years we have worked with the school to create a Science Fair that is fun, informative and accessible for pupils.

“This year was a great success. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed all the experiments on offer and through our experience of working with the school; we created an event which suited the needs of the young people while at the same time allowing them to explore the world around them through science.”

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