FURNESS pupils have come together to promote one of Cumbria’s biggest science, technology, engineering and maths events.

Pupils from St Paul’s C Of E Junior School have designed some innovative posters shedding light on upcoming educational event, UlverSTEM.

UlverSTEM is Ulverston’s only dedicated free science, technology, engineering and maths event.

The scheme is an opportunity for young people, aged between six and 16, to learn about what is on offer in the South Lakes in terms of continuing education and future careers.

In a lead up to the event, pupils have been designing a number of scientific and mathematical creations to promote the day, which is set to take place on Saturday November 9.

It included designing posters and using new technologies, such as an artificial intelligence (AI) and meeting a robot, which allowed pupils to try their hand at virtual reality.

Pupils also took part in a ‘ride the liquid nitrogen roller coaster’ and also learned about how much fun science, technology, engineering and maths can be.

Dr Michael Jeschke, planning team member and chairman, said: “We had such an overwhelming response to last year’s event, the planning team has decided to extend the opening hours.

“This year we will be open from 9am until 4pm.

“Hopefully, this will both spread out and increase the number of visitors on the day to enable more youngsters to be inspired to continue studying STEM subjects.”

Ruth Webster, head teacher of St Paul’s C of E Junior School, which took part in the art competition said: “It’s been an absolutely wonderful project. It is wonderful to focus on the art side of science and the kids have absolutely loved getting involved with these fun activities before leaving for the summer.”

She added: “We were really impressed with the research that went into the project beforehand and it has been really useful for the kids to know about what opportunities are around them in this local area in regard to science and engineering.”