STATES of matter went under the microscope at Kelty Primary School this week as the youngsters got to take part in some scientific fun.

Pupils enjoyed a series of exciting experiments which aimed to inspire their interest in science as part of National Science Week and National Grid’s community engagement programme.

The initiative marked the completion of environmental improvement works carried out by National Grid in the area.

Experiments included making snow, creating slushies and watching fire emerge from ‘dragon’s breath’ as education providers, Science Boffins, guided pupils through the different states of matter.

Hannah White, Land Regeneration Manager at National Grid, said they were delighted to collaborate with Kelty Primary School.

"National Grid plays a central role in delivering energy infrastructure across the UK and we encourage young people to think about studying STEM subjects in order to meet the future demands of the energy sector," she added.

National Grid’s community engagement programme was founded to help make a positive difference within the communities where the company’s operations or site activities may affect local people.

Colin Lyle, Head teacher at Kelty Primary School, said the assembly and interactive workshops had created a memorable learning experience for the pupils.

"I’m sure it will inspire the children’s passion for science," he added.

"The biggest hit of the day was definitely the dry ice experiment – they loved potion making!”