BRIGHT sparks at a Farnworth primary school are on track to become young Einsteins.

St Peter's CE Primary School has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark. The award, which was launched in 2010, reflects a school's commitment to "excellence in science, teaching and learning.

The Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) is led by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Education in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: "Gaining a Primary Science Quality Mark is a significant achievement for a school.

"The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high.

"Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure scientific understanding and skills.

"Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud."

St Peter's CE Primary School was found not only has a strong science teaching base, it also works with other schools to share "good practice" and stays on top of latest development through constant training.

And schools which achieve the award are said to "demonstrate commitment and expertise in science teaching and leadership".

Schools achieve a PSQM through a year-long process of initial audit, followed by action and reflection.

The award is the latest in a number achieved by the school.

The Primary Science Teaching Trust was created to provide financial assistance to help improve the learning and teaching of science in the UK to help enhance the education of children and young people in science

Nationally there is a shortage of high quality teachers n this area and Bolton School is playing a leading role in recruiting more teachers in this area.

The school is a partner school and hub in a department for education drive through the National Maths and Physics SCITT ­— School-Centred Initial Teacher Training.