CHILDREN were treated to an afternoon of discovery experiments at a Sublime Science session in Knutsford.

The holiday activity session at The Welcome Café in Longridge – organised by the Great Places Community Investment Team - saw children getting stuck into a variety of scientific activities, from making slime to creating their own sweets.

They also had the chance to watch their host, Jurassic Joe, perform a range of fun experiments including smoky bubbles and fizzing potions.

The Sublime Science session is part of a wider project called Transformers which has been piloted in partnership with The Welcome by Great Places Housing Group.

This is a provider of social housing in the north west who has a significant number of properties in the Longridge and Shaw Heath neighbourhood.

The programme looks to provide a variety of activities designed to complement, enrich, and broaden the local education offer, giving children in the neighbourhood the chance to explore the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) in a fun way for free.

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Other Transformers activities have included a coding workshop, junk robot making and a trip to The National Children’s Museum, Eureka.

Commenting on the session, Rebecca Banks from Great Places’ Community Investment Team said: “Low aspiration amongst young people in our community has been identified by partners as a barrier to accessing further education and skilled employment.

“We hope these experiences will ignite a spark of interest in children encouraging them to have fun whilst learning.

“The Transformers project gives children the chance to think about STEM related careers, raising their aspirations and challenging their perceptions about what is available to them.”

The programme is free and open to any children aged six to 12 who live in the Longridge and Shaw Heath neighbourhood.

For more information contact or to a join a mailing list, contact The Welcome on 01565 750 905.

A not-for-profit organisation, Great Places owns 25,000 affordable homes in more than 30 local authority areas across the north west and South Yorkshire.