BUDDING scientists at a Bolton primary school were given a boost for success this week, thanks to an international technology company.

North Walkden Primary School received a £3,000 donation to help fund science equipment from Amazon's Bolton Fulfilment Centre.

The donation was made as part of the Amazon in the Community programme following a campaign led by the British Science Association to inspire youngsters and foster support for STEM subjects ­— science, technology, engineering and maths.

Helen Warburton, from North Walkden Primary School, thanked Amazon for its donation, adding: “It’s brilliant to receive this support from Amazon and it’s encouraging that the team at the local fulfilment centre mirrors our goal to make STEM subjects fun, accessible and engaging for all of our pupils."

To mark the donation staff from the Amazon Fulfilment Centre visited the primary school to meet pupils and staff and learn about its STEM programmes.

During the visit Amazon team members chatted with youngsters about robotics and the high-tech robot technology used by the company ­— including robots that help lift, move and stow products at the Bolton site.

Amazon’s Bolton general manager, Paul Ashraf, said: “At Amazon, we’re passionate about unearthing and inspiring the next generation of STEM superstars.

"STEM is at the heart of everything we do at Amazon and we are pleased to team up with schools to support their efforts in developing and nurturing the inventors, creators and business leaders of tomorrow. Our team had a fantastic time visiting North Walkden Primary School and it’s great to learn more about the great work being done by the British Science Association and local schools to engage pupils in STEM subjects.”