Science the star of roadshow

Click to enlarge. Photo by James Beech.
Click to enlarge. Photo by James Beech.

Queenstown Primary School pupils (from left) Colin Kirkpatrick (12), Hayato Yoneto (11), Nicholas Clark (10) and Ben Soto (11) test the human gyro exhibit at the Fonterra Science Roadshow in the school hall on Wednesday.

About 650 pupils from Queenstown Primary, Remarkables Primary and Wakatipu High schools interacted with 70 exhibits at the roadshow this week.

The Queenstown Primary School hall was buzzing with excitement as children got their hands on the exhibits displayed in six themes and two demonstrations.

The 80-minute sessions aimed to nurture their curiosity and discovery, improve motivation and attitude and support numeracy and literacy.

After operating in the hall on Tuesday and Wednesday, the roadshow departed for Invercargill schools yesterday.

The roadshow is expected to return to the Wakatipu next year, the event's 25th anniversary year.