Downham Market nursery’s ‘Mini Professors’ get stuck in with science

Mark Remington, 'Professor Mark', back centre, with pupils at Nelson Academy for the 'Mini Professors' sessions. Photo: SUBMITTED.
Mark Remington, 'Professor Mark', back centre, with pupils at Nelson Academy for the 'Mini Professors' sessions. Photo: SUBMITTED.

Youngsters at a nursery in Downham have been getting stuck in with all things science recently, after a visit from the Mini Professors.

Three- and four-year-olds from Nelson Academy have been learning about how their digestive system works, in a fun-filled nursery class session.

Mark Remington, 'Professor Mark', left, with pupils at Nelson Academy for the 'Mini Professors' sessions. Photo: SUBMITTED.

Mark Remington, 'Professor Mark', left, with pupils at Nelson Academy for the 'Mini Professors' sessions. Photo: SUBMITTED.

Mini Professors’ Mark Remington, known in class as Professor Mark, said: “Science is for everyone, even early years. A lot of parents don’t see science as being worthwhile at a young age but it’s an exciting topic for young children.

“Children are natural scientists and will experiment with whatever you put in front of them, so why not make that educational?”

On the day, the mini scientists used sand and a pair of tights to recreate the human intestine.

They learnt about the body parts that make up your digestive system before sitting down for story time with Professor Mark.

Mark Remington, 'Professor Mark',  with pupils at Nelson Academy for the 'Mini Professors' sessions. Photo: SUBMITTED.

Mark Remington, 'Professor Mark', with pupils at Nelson Academy for the 'Mini Professors' sessions. Photo: SUBMITTED.

Nursery teacher Deborah Kosecki said: “They were all so engaged! Their faces were just amazing and everyone enjoyed it; it was such a fun, hands-on way to learn some basic science.

“I love that the professor taught the children the correct words for the digestive system and not just a child’s equivalent, and they all remembered the words too!”

Mini Professors is a touring project which is aimed at getting young children involved in science.

For more information, visit their Facebook page: ‘Mini Professors West Norfolk’ or www.miniprofessors.co.uk.