Glasgow's future scientists turn out for Science Fun Day
Sep 07, 2011
On 3 September 2011 hundreds of budding young scientists from Glasgow, were joined by their families at the city’s Tall Ship, for a special Family Science Day run by the Shell Education Service (SES).
“The aim of Shell Family Science Days is to help encourage the whole family to take part and together enjoy investigative science” said Tracy Taylor, General Manager at Shell Business Services in Glasgow.
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. Pupils in attendance were from Riverside Primary School; St Constantine's Primary School; Garnetbank Primary School; St Patrick's Primary School; Alexandra Parade Primary School and St Pauls' Primary School.
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. Having fun with science at an early age can encourage children to take that interest to secondary education and beyond and this is what we hope to achieve through our workshops and Family Days”.
Tracy Taylor, General Manager at Shell Business Services in Glasgow, said: “It is fantastic that SES continues to reach 60,000 children each year across the UK, involving them in science activities like those here today.”
She added: “Scotland has a rich scientific heritage with some significant inventions such as penicillin, the telephone and even the television! If we are to encourage ingenuity we must get children engaged from an early age. We are delighted to have welcomed so many young scientists from all over Glasgow and hope that they begin to see science as a fun and rewarding career.”