Pupils had a chance to take part in scientific experiments with an author to celebrate World Book Day.

Nick Arnold, who wrote the Horrible Science series, visited Parkside Primary School in Chingford’s Wellington Avenue last week where he signed copies of his book for his young fans.

Year 5 teacher and science co-ordinator Amy Millan said she has seen her pupils’ interest in science grow since Mr Arnold’s visit.

She said: “One of the experiments was with a bucket of water and Nick was showing the children if you spin it around the water won’t come out because of Newton’s Law.

“Each of the children got a book from the Horrible Science series and they have already started reading it. It has made them more interested in science without a doubt.

“We are having a focus on science at Parkside this year so we are looking at ways to engage children in science.”