COULD the future of science be in the hands of budding Benarty Primary School pupils?

The school's Jacqui Johnstone seems to think so, as she was delighted to see the bright youngsters engage with an array of exciting activities as part of their Science Week.

Primary 1 and 2 pupils visited Dundee Science Centre and the school had visits from engineers and the SSPCA, who taught the kids how they could help wildlife.

Technicians from St Andrews University also gave Primary 6 pupils a difficult electronic circuit challenge to tackle, but they didn't let the school down as they managed to overcome the tricky test.

Jacqui said: "The kids had never done anything like that before. They had to solder components onto a circuit to make an LED light turn on. They all managed it and I got an email from Dr Paul Cruickshank who said the pupils were a credit to me and my colleagues.

"All the pupils across the school engaged brilliantly and all of our visitors were dead impressed with their efforts during the week. It was a really busy week but hopefully we've now got some future scientists here!

"We're definitely continuing it for next year!"

The school also held a celebratory assembly on Friday where pupils got the chance to share what they had learned.