A Bradford primary school is to unveil its new state-of-the-art science lab to coincide with the Bradford Science Festival.

The transformation of some un-used space in Bowling Park Primary, in Usher Street, has afforded the school with a high spec lab featuring the latest, innovative learning resources such as new audio visual systems, a 3D viewing experience and the best hands-on investigations to be put to use under the leadership of the school's Scientist in Residence, Sheila Thomas.

"It has been in the planning for 18 months," said the school's principal, Stuart Herrington.

He said they came up with the idea while focusing on and evaluating what they needed to do in preparation for the new National Curriculum.

Having a Scientist in Residence, they decided to forge forward with developing the laboratory. Another reason for pursuing the science route, according to the principal, is to expand the opportunities available to their pupils and help them develop a wider range of skills in an exciting way which they can apply.