Canadian Lead Primary School pupils have discovered there’s more to maths and science than meets the eye. On Friday the school was transformed into competition central as the pupils split into groups to compete for the title of Amazing Race winner. It was all part of the primary mathematics and science specialist initiative which aims to inspire young people to engage with the science, technology, engineering and maths subjects. Teacher Alice Durin said games and building projects, including boat racing and lava lamp construction, formed part of the many activities open to pupils as part of the annual program. “These days there are not as many people with STEMs backgrounds and a lot of jobs require that. This is about trying to give children a love for them at an early age,” she said. This year the school has also introduced weekly science classes which Ms Durin said has also strengthened pupils involvement with the subjects. “We’ve noticed this year the kids have really enjoyed maths and science,” she said.