THE annual Science Show is set to return to Whitehaven this summer. 

This will be the fourth year that the event has been held to educate and inform the public with fun and interactive exhibitions. 

Whitehaven Town Council organise the event annually and is part of a series of events that they run every year in St Nicholas' Gardens. 

Mayor Chris Hayes said: "I'm really looking forward to the Science Show, we've got a lot of events planned for the year so watch this space."

It is set to take place on June 12 with local schools being invited along to learn all about science and engineering. 

A town council spokesperson said: "As well as our normal theatre for schools with a children's BBC star there, we've also got two more marquees which are going to be full of science and engineering exhibits provided by Sellafield Ltd. and companies associated with Sellafield. 

"There's plenty on for people to walk in and have a look at, I think it's a great opportunity for the public to find out what goes on down the road. 

"Not everyone has worked at Sellafield, but we often read about them in the paper and see about them on the news so this is a good chance to see the kind of technology that they're working with."

The council explained that the show has always been very popular with schools, with both the morning and afternoon performances always being full. 

Last year, they decided to make a change and include more exhibits for the general public to enjoy which proved to be very popular. Queues of people turned out to St Nicholas' Gardens to take a look at the displays. 

The council spokesperson continued: "There'll be some robotics, drones, it's an open book for industry to show off their wares. 

"The idea is that it will be engineering and science on display that you can experience locally. 

"If you're someone whose family works at Sellafield or in the industry it is a good chance to see what they do. 

"It's also a chance for young people, who may be looking to get a job in this type of industry, to see what's in store."