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School pupils' science centre experience

Published on Friday 3 February 2017

Free Science classes for pupils

Thousands of Glasgow primary and secondary pupils are being given the opportunity to take part in free interactive workshops and get hands on with exhibits at the Science Centre over the next few months to help encourage and develop a love of all things STEM.

The programme includes a visit to My World of Work Live! a set of interactive exhibits and workshops designed to inspire young people's interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Every experience is about hands-on learning - building, making, designing - and makes the best use of the latest technology to engage and inspire.

This is the sixth year that the council has joined forces with the Science Centre to offer the free visits.

Bailie Liz Cameron recently took part in a special LEGO MINDSTORMS robots workshop with the pupils to simulate driverless car technology and find out what it's like to be a design engineer.

She said: "I am passionate about STEM subjects and will do everything that I can to make sure that our young people are given as many opportunities to discover the variety of wonderful career opportunities there are in this field of work.

"By joining forces with our colleagues in the Science Centre we are able to offer pupils a real hands on experience - there really is no better way to forge a love of science than practical lessons."

Stephen Breslin, CEO of Glasgow Science Centre said:

"Thousands of our city's children and teachers will be able to see science brought to life in a fun and interactive way thanks to the support from Glasgow City Council.

"The programme takes STEM out of the classroom and into real life and helps pupils and teachers understand the breadth of opportunity STEM careers offer and the variety of pathways into STEM industries.

An interest in science at an early age can last a lifetime - we have an amazing history of world class scientists, and we're excited to be working with Glasgow City Council to help us to inspire the scientists of the future."   

Published on Friday 3 February 2017

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