Caroline Chisholm Catholic College students were “walking on clouds” last week.

The Braybrook college invited everyone at the school to walk through a living experiment that converted carbon dioxide from a solid to a gas as part of Science Week activities.

College science head Marnie Bates said the students got a lot out of the experience.

“The day was amazing, everything I hoped it would be,” she said.

“We wanted to do something the whole school could experience and show chemistry in action, and the response from the school was fantastic.

“Science and technology have been a big focus for the school all year, and getting the chance to really focus on that this week has been great for the kids.”

Science Week is one of the major events as part of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) classes for all schools.

Ms Bates said it was important for students to broaden their horizons.

“It’s great that we can show students the opportunities open to them and get them to think broadly about careers in STEM areas,” she said.