Budding scientists enjoy Shell Family Day
Jun 13, 2011
Over 2,000 children were inspired by a series of science workshops run by the Shell Education Service across South London last week.
The week culminated on 11th June with a Family Science day which took place at Shell Centre in Waterloo and was attended by 840 people.
Sharon Lewis, Community Relations Manager, Shell said, “We would like to thank the amazing force of volunteers from Nonsuch College, Kings College and Shell staff who supported the event and made it such a fun day for all our visitors”.
The day involved children and their families taking part in science investigations featuring electricity, energy transfer, forces and motion and materials.
Meg Post – 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 the Shell Education Service continues to reach 60,000 children each year across the UK involving them in science activities like those here today. 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 Sharon Lewis, Community Relations Manager, Shell.