Ambitious science project takes to the road at NE primaries

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North-east schools have been receiving visits over the past month or so from Generation Science, thanks to sponsorship from Total E&P UK.

They visited St Andrew’s Primary in the Broch a few weeks ago with their show ‘Body Builders’, and tomorrow they head for Kemnay with ‘Good Vibrations’.

The team works with Total to reach over 2000 primary pupils at 60 different schools in the region. This ambitious programme fulfils Total’s ongoing commitment to fund a science workshop at every primary in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and the Shetland Islands by the end of 2018.

This will ensure that even the smallest primaries will have the opportunity to see Generation Science bring science to life in their classroom.

The programme covers five strands of the curriculum for excellence – planet earth, technologies, biological systems, forces, electricity and waves; and materials.

It offers a programme of 15 different science shows and workshops from ‘Fizz, Boom, Bang!’ where pupils get hands-on with chemistry, to ‘Little Giants’ where younger pupils can join Buzzy the giant honeybee on a tour of a hive.

Joan Davidson, Generation Science manager said: “We are delighted that key energy providers like Total continue to invest in our education programme. With their support we are able to look at how we can increase interest in STEM subjects and hopefully encourage more children to look at science as a future career.”