SCIENCE was brought to life for dozens of young people thanks to an interactive workshop.

Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) hosted more than 70 students at The Earley Crescent Resource Centre.

Enthusiastic children enjoyed a day packed with activities, with each workshop focussing on a different topic.

Kate Goodfellow, a scientist at RSSL, said: “This is an exciting initiative for us and the first of what we hope will be a series of roadshow dates.

"The aim is to give young people the opportunity to explore science in a format that sparks their imagination and curiosity.

"Judging from some of the questions received on the day, we certainly succeeded.

“We want to encourage young people to see science in a positive light; not only as an interesting subject to study but also a potential career path in the future.”

During the day, youngsters learned about scientific principles and methods, including chromatography and surface tension.

The science roadshow is the latest initiative of the Science Outreach Programme, which was launched in 2017 to promote engagement among young people.

It certainly had an impact with 10-year-old James, who added: “This morning was epic, I loved everything.

"My favourite part was the science of fire experiments; I didn’t know we could do all of this. I am looking forward to learning more about science at school.”

The roadshow was organised in partnership with the Earley Crescent Resource Centre, a voluntary organisation dedicated to supporting the development of an integrated community.