Students at The Marist School in Sunninghill welcomed award winning science pyro-technician Matthew Tosh this week as part of their programme of events to celebrate British Science Week with school based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) activities.
Matthew whose career spans teaching, pyrotechnics, and broadcasting put on an original, creative and visual demonstration wowing the students with several show stopping explosions and giving a highly inspirational presentation on the science behind fireworks.
Shrieking with delight, children from Upton House School, Windsor were among those to attend the event.
Girls at The Marist buck the national trend of stereotypical expectations and presumptions rooted in gender by achieving a disproportionally large share of the top grades in Science and Maths. Consistently, in recent years many Marist girls have gone on to read Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry and Veterinary Science at degree level to name but a few.
Headteacher, Karl McCloskey said: “We are delighted to support British Science Week and welcome Matthew to our school. His passion for science and the performing arts matches his dedicated approach and attention to his live production. Equally, his capacity to communicate the scientific concepts which underpin the range of visual, aural and olfactory effects kept the students transfixed throughout”.