BUDDING boffins at Craigmarloch School got experimental to mark British Science Week.

Pupils across all age groups at the Port Glasgow learning centre took part in some cool chemistry, brainy biology and fantastic physics throughout two days of engaging events.

They even learned the science of making ice cream, courtesy of Greenock firm Diodes Incorporated.

It was the first time that the school has taken part and teachers were able to access grants totalling £450 to make it happen.

Science teacher Mary Griffin, who helped organise the activities with tech teacher Jakki Loughlin, said: "The general theme was space and we had rockets and also a giant astronaut for people to get selfies with.

"The tech 'tinkering lab' proved extremely popular and there were lots of sensory activities too, as well as renewable energy experiments and a giant bubble-making machine.

"The big message of the event is that the subjects are open to all children."

The event was supported by pupils of St Stephen's High School and visitors from Newark, St Francis', St Michael's and St John's primaries were so impressed that they are preparing to hold their own events next year.

Meanwhile, 10 Craigmarloch pupils who organised a host of events are now set to receive a bronze science week award for their efforts.

British Science Week, run by the British Science Association is a 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Craigmarloch teachers also tapped into the event's online platforms to come up ideas designed to stimulate, inform and entertain the pupils.

Activity packs for early years children as well as primary and secondary school pupils were available to provide inspiration to everyone who took part.