Around two thousand children from primary schools across Fife will take part in a week of science workshops run by the Shell Education Service, finishing with a Family Science Day at St Colme House, Aberdour, on the 17th of May 2014.

The Shell Family Science Day will ensure the whole family can take part and enjoy investigating science together.

To mark the beginning of a week of science fun, David Burgess, Plant Installation Manager at Shell’s Fife NGL Plant, will meet some of Fife’s budding scientists from Inverkeithing, Lochgelly South and Lochgelly West primary schools as they get stuck into scientific investigations in hands-on workshops.

David Burgess said: “It may seem a long way off for some of these children, but many getting school children interested in and enjoying science at an early age is very important as it plays a big part in encouraging them to take that interest from primary school through to higher education and beyond into their careers.

“Shell is a major employer in Fife and 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.”

The Shell Family Science Day at St Colme House, Aberdour on Saturday the 17th May will run from 11am-4pm and is open to everyone in the local community. The day gives the whole family an opportunity to have fun trying out practical science activities together.

Various science shows including Surprising Science, Fantastic Physics, Outdoor investigations, Mr Bug and Family Challenges will be enjoyed by those attending.

For further information, please contact John Raine at Shell on 01224 884310

YOU ARE ALSO INVITED TO ATTEND AND SEND A PHOTOGRAPHER TO THE FAMILY DAY AT ST COLME HOUSE, ABERDOUR ON THE 17TH OF MAY FROM 11AM TO 4PM.

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One Comment

  1. Susan M.

    June 16, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    what gets me about this is the sheer hypocrisy of Shell, considering the amount of toxins pumped out into the atmosphere from the mossmorran plant. take the kids along next time you’re flaring or show them the footage of the ‘explosion’ er, ‘incident’ in 2011 and explain the science to them then. my grand-daughter is totally scared every time you bloomin’ flare!

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