Pupils ruin experiments

16th July 2004 at 01:00
Badly behaved pupils are forcing schools to abandon practical science lessons because of the risk of accidents, a survey has shown. The study of 67 schools by Save British Science found that more than three-quarters had cancelled practical lessons involving Bunsen burners or dangerous chemicals. In more than half these cases, rowdy pupil behaviour was given as the chief reason for abandoning the lesson. (PA)

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