The event, which took place at St Colme House in Aberdour, was attended by over 1,400 children and family members.

The family science day, which was well supported by staff from the Shell Fife Natural Gas Liquids Plant at Mossmorran, saw children and their families take part in science investigations featuring electricity, energy transfer, forces and motion and materials.

The Family Day was the culmination of a week of school workshops throughout Fife encouraging children to explore and question science in a fun, hands-on way.

Sarah Langford, one of the workshop leaders from the Shell Education Service, said: ‘Our workshops have been a real success and finishing the week of science with the Family Day is a great way to encourage children of all ages to explore and question science in a fun, hands-on way.  The response has been brilliant and the children have really engaged with the challenges we’ve set them.”

David Burgess, Plant Installation Manager at Shell’s Fife NGL Plant – said: “Science plays an important role in meeting some of society’s most pressing challenges, particularly the need for cleaner and more reliable energy.  The innovative use of science is key to addressing that challenge so encouraging children of a young age to get interested in science is extremely important.  

“I’d also like to thank the staff of Fife NGL plant and their families for all their support and work to make the science week and family day in Fife such a huge success.”

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