A PRIMARY school has been celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths during a two day event.

St Matthew’s CE Primary held the STEAM Ahead 21 event on Wednesday yesterday, and invited local companies to take park.

Around 120 pupils from Years 3 and 4 took part part in the activities, with children from Year 6 acting as Master Engineering Mentors to provide support to the younger pupils.

Over the two days, which had the theme of space, children made vehicles, mini robots and designed space structures, all with the help of local engineering companies, who supplied goods and expertise.

Yesterday children who took part were presented with certificates for their work over the two days.

They aimed to cover as many aspects of the Design and Technology National Curriculum as possible, including designing structures to meet a purpose; using mechanical and electrical systems; investigating and evaluating their own ideas and selecting and using a wide range of equipment and materials.

Patrick Carberry, DT teacher at the school, said: “It went fantastically well and really engaged the children. It is not something they always get to do. I think they might have picked up some ideas about becoming engineers.”

The school hopes that improved links will be forged with some of the companies involved in the project.