A primary school has come up with the right formula to nuture the next generation of scientists.

St Peter's CE Primary School encourages its pupils to explore and investigate.

Now, the school has been recognised with the Primary Science Quality Mark, which recognises the very best of science teaching in class.

Vicki Brown, one of the science leads at the school, said: "All the children believe they are scientists and that they can be scientists.

"Through the curriculum, they are doing tests and observing patterns. Children not only enjoy science in school, but believe that they are young scientists.

"It is about them having the aspiration, because we put a lot of work into aspiration in STEM careers so children have more knowledge, and knowing they can achieve that if they work hard in science." 

The Bolton News: Children engaging in scienceChildren engaging in science (Image: St Peter's CE Primary School)

She added: "It is a year-long award, which has a rigorous evaluation of science across the school.

"Myself and Ashleigh Sharples, the other science lead, put a lot of work in to meeting the standards for the PSQM.

"We have had it previously, but this is the second time we have been awarded it."

Vicki said: "It just shows the quality and standard of science education across the school."

Run by the Association for Science Education, the PSQM aims to raise the profile and quality of science in primary schools across the UK.