GRANDPARENTS joined excited grandchildren to share in an innovative and magical Silver Scientists Day at Westville House School in Ikley.

Many of them travelled quite a distance for the event with some coming from as far away as Cornwall.

Keen to share their experiences and knowledge, the children from ages six up to 11, worked with their grandparents and guided them through a host of experiments. The favourite was the building of the ‘tallest tower’ using just uncooked spaghetti and marshmallows.

Bishop Toby Howarth, spending the week in the locality, was keen to meet with the school children and see first hand the education on offer at the school. He even had time to make a video to add to his video diary.

Huge excitement was created when all the children and their grandchildren came together to see Dr Marty Jopson, the BBC’s One Show resident scientist and CBBC presenter, perform a fantastic science show. Marty has been presenting science and history on television for ten years and has 13 years’ experience making science props for TV programmes, museums and live events.

Mr Christian Adamthwaite, deputy head at Westville House School, said “This has been another example of the way Westville is forward thinking and leading education, we are delighted that so many grandparents could join us and we look forward to this becoming an annual event.”