Glasgow's future scientists turn out for Science Fun Day
Jun 11, 2010
Budding young scientists from Glasgow and their families joined hundreds of others at the Tall Ship in Glasgow for a special Family Science Day run by the Shell Education Service.
The Family Science Day, which is supported by staff from Shell Shared Services Ltd in Glasgow, saw primary school pupils from the city and their families taking part in practical science investigations that featured electricity, energy transfer, forces and motion and materials.
Meg Post, one of the workshop leaders from the Shell Education Service, said: “Children are naturally inquisitive so when they are faced with investigating science their excitement is there for everyone to see. Continuing their interest in science into secondary education and beyond is very important so reaching so many primary children is very important. Having fun at an early age can encourage that to happen.”
George Connell, Centre Finance Lead for Glasgow and VP strategy at Shell Shared Services in Glasgow said: “Every year Shell Education Service runs science workshops across the UK for more than 50,000 young people introducing them to science and helping them understand the important part it plays in everyone’s lives. We are delighted to have welcomed young scientists from Glasgow and hope that it encourages them to think of science as a career.”
He added, "The staff at Shell Shared Service Ltd in Glasgow are committed to supporting local education and environmental initiatives and we’re delighted to see over 200 young people and their families taking part and having fun whilst investigating science."