Science event had the formula for success

Shell Family Day at Scotland Street Museum
Shell Family Day at Scotland Street Museum
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Primary school children from Bearsden had a great time taking part in a free family

science day at Scotland Street School Museum recently.

The pupils from Baljaffray and St Andrew’s Primary Schools joined hundreds of budding young scientists from across Glasgow to take part in the special event which was run by the Shell Education Service (SES).

The aim of the day was to encourage children to enjoy investigating science at an early age and to consider a career in science in the future.

Adriana Konjani, general manager at Shell Business Operations in Glasgow, said: “Some of the UK’s biggest global challenges are reliant on people with science skills to find solutions.

“Many different career opportunities are available to those with science based skills so getting school children interested in this subject at an early age is very important.

“As a global energy company we know that the need for cleaner and reliable energy is a global challenge and the answer to that will come from innovation and smart applications of science.

“Children are naturally inquisitive and like to explore new things and ask questions and science provides a good platform for them to follow their instincts.”

The Family Science Day attracted over 300 pupils from primary schools in the city, and their families. They took part in practical science investigations that featured electricity, energy transfer, forces and motion and materials. There was also a Science Circus Show.