STUDENTS from year five and six across the Isle of Wight travelled to Cowes Enterprise College yesterday (Thursday, June 30) to experience the Noël Turner Science Festival.

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The festival offers two action-packed days of fun-filled science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities.

The team from Winchester Science Centre taught the students through fun activities such as explosive live science and hands-on interactive workshops.

Local businesses were on-hand to excite students about STEM industries on the Island.

Exhibitors included BAE Systems, MedTec, Southampton University, GKN Aerospace, Johnson Electric, Dinosaur Isle, Vikoma, Hampshire Constabulary, National Ocean Centre, Royal Aeronautical Society and many more.

While MedTec demonstrated 3D printing, Shanklin's Innovative Physics made radiation visible to students through a microscope.

Johnson Electric explained how a phone screen knows when it has been touched.

BAE demonstrated constructive and destructive interference - the same technology used for its radar systems.

Southampton University exhibited a prosthetic hand, which children were able to move using an infrared sensor.

In the workshop area, students were split into groups and built rockets before testing their creations by firing them across the hall.

Some were great… others, almost!

All the exhibitors brought something new to the table, allowing students to open their minds, learn and enjoy the experience.

Over the two days, which continues today (Friday), 24 Island primary schools will travel to Cowes Enterprise College, with 800 students yesterday and around 700 today.