Byline: Ben Turner
MOST schools deter pupils from playing with fire.
Not at Rainhill High School - here it is encouraged as part of its science provision to help students explode on to the university scene.
In September the school opened a science academy for sixth form students to complement the secondary's wish to be a "centre of excellence for science education in the North West".
The academy sees students enjoy a package which combines traditional academic study alongside tailored placements within the sector and advice from experts in the field.
It helps that the school counts a host of science leaders as partners ranging from Whiston Hospital to National Museums Liverpool.
Students do not only get a grounding in academic theory but mix with …