Pupils at Bedlingtonshire Community High School have been learning about the appliance of science.
Newcastle University invited 11 female students from the Bedlington school to an event intended to help nurture young talent.
The aim of the day was to encourage girls to think about careers in science, and various activities highlighting different applications of biology, physics and chemistry were staged.
One of the challenges was to design an irrigation system to move 400ml of water a metre using materials provided, and the Bedlington team won.
An introduction to astrophysics, by projecting metal balls across a table into cocoa powder and studying the impact they made, was also offered.
The day was rounded off by a question-and-answer session.