PUPILS joined forces this month to battle the evil wizard Voldemort – and learn about science in the process.

Drumchapel High welcomed six pupils from each of the four primary schools in the area for a day of experiments led by teachers dressed as Harry Potter characters.

Senior pupils at the school helped organise the event for Camstradden, Antonine, Drummore and Langfaulds primary schools, encouraging the younger pupils to take an interest in science.

Drummore Primary teacher Jaswinder Singh Bedi told the Post she’s been keen to promote science in the school throughout her career.

She said: “As a science graduate I had the desire to develop and promote science in the primary school, especially to girls. Over 30 years I have been fortunate to fulfil my ambition. There are always times when it requires a push.”

Just over three years ago, the idea of an event to promote science to pupils and staff of local primary schools was discussed, resulting in a “very successful” event during British Science Week at Drummore, assisted by Russell Henshelwood and S3 pupils from Drumchapel High, with Camstradden Primary pupils also taking part in the event.

Four schools took part this year and the teachers are looking forward to building on the success for the next session.

Drumchapel High extended a special thanks to their staff and those of the primaries for their help in the event.

Biology teacher Heather Walsh said: “We would like to say a special thanks to Jas Bedi who helped organise and coordinate the primary side of the event and Ms Ahmed who worked very hard to ensure a smooth running day.

“A very special mention goes to our school science technician Harry who created all our resources for the event, and without the event simply could not have happened.”