Science Rocks! comes to Bearsden Primary School - win tickets with your Herald

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CELEBRATE the wonder of science when some of Scotland’s leading family attractions come to Bearsden for a day later this month.

Glasgow Science Centre, Deep Sea World, thinkScience, the University of Glasgow’s Starlab Planetarium and Mugdock Country Park Ranger Service will be at the Science Rocks! event at Bearsden Primary School from midday to 3.30pm on Saturday, April 21.

There will also be dozens of specialists in the field of science, technology, engineering and medicine there.

We have teamed up with the organisers to give away three sets of family tickets (two adults, two children) to go along to this fantastic event which aims to show children of all ages and their parents/grandparents the exciting world of science by allowing them to try, find out and prove things for themselves.

Margo Currie, from local Biotechnology firm R-Biopharm Rhone, a major sponsor of Science Rocks!, is the lead organiser of the event and a member of Bearsden Primary School’s fundraising group.

She said: “Science is fascinating and so diverse. When it’s presented to children in a fun and engaging way, they see it almost as magic and are compelled to find out more about the way things work. This event is the result of some excellent team work between the school, parents and wider scientific community.

“We have something for everyone, from shows which take you on a journey through your body and investigate the science of sport to travelling rock pools and the opportunity to discover more about constellations and spot planets.

“This will be a fun-filled afternoon which brings top attractions and experiences together in the centre of Bearsden for one afternoon only.”

Visitors will also get the chance to make model cells, learn how a virus can travel the world, how to build a bridge with spaghetti or how an aeroplane flies, then they can test their new knowledge with University of Glasgow researchers in the Ask the Scientist Zone.

Researchers will run interactive sessions with small groups of children where they can answer questions as diverse as, ‘why is the sky blue?’ and ‘what are slugs for?’ to “why can’t you eat off the floor?’. Visitors can also grab a bite at the Science Rocks! cafe.

For your chance to win a set of family tickets, make sure you get your copy of this week’s Milngavie and Bearsden Herald, which is in shops now.

If you aren’t lucky enough to win entry costs £5 for adults and £3 for children. This includes joining in several activities, including the Deep Sea World rock pools exhibit.

There will be an additional charge of £3 for some of the science shows, including the Glasgow Science Centre, thinkScience and Starlab Planetarium. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis and all money raised will go to Bearsden Primary School.

For further information visit www.sciencerocks.bearsdenprimary-frg.org or e-mail sciencerocks@bearsdenprimary-frg.org or phone 07595 410269.

Ticket applications, marked Science Rocks! can also be handed into Bearsden Primary School office during term time only or posted to Science Rocks! C/O McLaren Vending, 87 Lister Street Glasgow G4 0BZ.