A CHRISTCHURCH woman has been named one of Britain's most Amazing Women, for her work getting children interested in science.

Dr Jan Peters MBE was recognised in Woman & Home magazine's Amazing Women Awards which celebrate women over 50 who are making a difference to the people around them.

Aimed at championing women in the community, the accolades feature three Hero Awards, in association with Hotter shoes, which are nominated and voted for by readers.

Dr Peters, who lives in Mudeford, worked with Mudeford Infants School to help build an outdoor science and environment garden, and with Mudeford Junior School to develop the Tales on the Tide project, explaining the double high tide to the children.

She also ran several science activities at Highcliffe St Mark Primary School, including building models of the London Eye, and is helping to set up a Science Discovery Centre in Bournemouth, with a pop-up shop planned for next year.

Her work saw her becoming an MBE in 2017 for her services to women in Science and Engineering.

Dr Peters, who is also part of the Discovery Science Christchurch Team at Christchurch Library's Fun Palace event, said: "I wanted to do more than help out with reading at my daughter’s school, so in 2004 I started by winning a grant for an outdoor science classroom.

“I’m determined to help young people see the opportunities in STEM careers. I want to create local opportunity and boost the local economy in this lovely small town.”

The award winners were announced at an event held at Claridges in London, compèred by celebrity Sally Phillips and woman&home editor-in-chief Catherine Westwood. The winners list includes celebrities doing good, business women, tech geniuses and those dedicated to making our country better.