"Boring Science No Fun Anymore"
At least according to David Hardman, Head of Birmingham Aston Science Park. He was talking to a Birmingham City Council scrutiny committee and according to the Birmingham Mail
"(Mr Hardman) Hit out at teachers for "making science lessons boring", but added that their hands were tied by safety legislation."
Now this is actually something we've covered on Midlands Today and it turns out there is still plenty of stuff you can blow up in a lab in the name of schools science. Don't believe me? Watch this!
So I do hope I can reassure Mr Hardman and the council that you can still set fire to a child in the name of chemistry.
For teachers looking for more information about how to conduct explosive or otherwise exciting experiments in the classroom both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Practical Chemistry websites have lots of useful resources.