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Really Horrible stuff at Forest Arts Centre!

Nick Arnold with Sam and Georgie from New Milton Junior School

Popular children’s author Nick Arnold inspired youngsters from four New Forest schools with some REALLY horrible science.

Really Rotten experiments, scary stories and queezy quizzes galore made pupils (and teachers!) chuckle.

The author of the multi-million selling Horrible Science series then helped the children to write and produce their own books from what they had learnt – and later performed on stage his ‘The Horrible Science Best Bits’ show.

The workshops were organised by Forest Arts  as part of a community arts-science project.

Pupils from Pennington Junior School, William Gilpin School, New Milton Juniors and Tiptoe Primary took part in the unique project – and then watched the author’s sell-out stand up show.

Paul Street, head teacher of Pennington Junior School, said: “The children were enthused and excited to be working with Nick - the staff were pretty excited too!”

”He added: “The benefits of the project have been many. We have raised the profile of children’s writing, raised the profile of ‘exciting’ science. Had discussions about quality learning experiences. We have also been greatly entertained! Parents have had something to be proud of and excited about that their children and the school have been involved in. Our school has been the envy of others!”

Nick Arnold, whose books sell in 24 different countries, enjoyed performing on stage at Forest Arts. He said: “Thanks for being the loudest best audience so far this year!”