Young scientists of the future turn out for science fun day
Sep 20, 2012
Hundreds of budding young scientists from across 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).
“Encouraging children to enjoy investigating science at an early age is what the Shell Family Science Days are all about.” said Tracy Taylor, General Manager at Shell Business Services in Glasgow.
The Family Science Day, which is supported by staff from Shell in Glasgow, saw pupils from ten primary schools in 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 Broomhill Primary School; Dalmarnock Primary School; Hillington Primary School; Lourdes Primary School; Scotstoun Primary School; St Blane’s Primary School; St Monica’s Primary School; St Patrick’s Primary School; St Paul’s (Whiteinch) Primary School and Yoker Primary School.
Christelle Langenhoven, Shell Education Service Programme Manager, said: “Some of the UK’s biggest global challenges are reliant on people with science skills to find solutions, so getting children interested and enjoying science at an early age can encourage children to take that initial interest to secondary education and beyond and this is what we hope to achieve through our workshops and Family Days, which happen across the UK throughout the year.”
Tracy Taylor, General Manager at Shell Business Service in Glasgow, added: “Scotland’s rich scientific heritage has produced inventions such as penicillin, the telephone and television which are fixtures in our daily lives so if we are to encourage that kind of ingenuity we must get children interested 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.”