It really is rocket science!

Rocket man, Isidore Allen at Chapel High's science day
Rocket man, Isidore Allen at Chapel High's science day

Almost 1,500 visitors flocked to Chapel-en-le-Frith High School last Saturday to enjoy the school’s annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fun Day.

The day featured a huge number of activities including lectures with as diverse as titles Exploding Custard and Dr Death, plus a selection of exciting shows.

Visitors were able to try their hand at cookery, make potions, create maze puzzles and programme Lego robots.

Animals were popular attractions with the opportunity to handle creatures such as boa constrictors and watch a falconry display coming top of many people’s lists.

Headteacher Simon Grieves enjoying his first STEM Fun Day said: “I was amazed by the range and variety of activities on offer in school; it was a fantastic event.

“But the most impressive thing by far was the sheer enthusiasm of the young people and adults who visited today and participated in all the activities wholeheartedly.

“It was a pleasure to see!”

The day was supported by staff, a large team of students and the PTA.