Families enjoy the fun of Bacton Science Week
Jun 28, 2011
Nearly 1,500 children were inspired by a series of science workshops run by the Shell Education Service across Great Yarmouth. The week culminated on 25th June with a Family Science day which took place at St Nicholas Priory CE (VC) Junior School and was attended by almost 300 people.
The day involved children and their families taking part in science investigations featuring electricity, energy transfer, forces and motion and materials.
Martin Wesley – one of the workshop leaders from the Shell Education Service – said: ‘This family science day and week of workshops have been a real success; they encourage children to explore and question science in a fun, hands-on way. It’s clear many of the children have engaged with the excitement and fun of science.’
“Getting children interested and enjoying science at an early age is very important. It is fantastic that SES continues to reach 60,000 children each year across the UK involved in science activities. Some of the biggest challenges facing us need people with science skills to find the solutions. Encouraging these children to continue with their science studies is a good first step” said Rob Nibbelke, Bacton Gas Plant Manager.