I talked to them about the 'tiny world of microbiology' including what microorganisms are, diseases and career profiles. I was expecting a few cringes at some of the 'gross' pictures, however I wasn't expecting so many questions! I've never seen a group of school children so interested in a subject, that has only a little place in the national curriculum.
I thought Science subjects were 'dying out' and none of the younger generation were taking it further than GCSEs. Well after visiting this school and seeing their enthusiasm to a subject I find fascinating was magical, perhaps Science isn't dead.
If a few deadly bacteria and a tiny virus can ignite such interest, then I'm sure the physicists with their large hadron colliders (LHC) and the Chemists and their explosions can do just that too!
These students are the future.. all it takes is to show them a 'little' something amazing.