New Abbey Primary pupils enjoy fun and learning with Generation Science

Charlotte Cranston and Sasha Wood with pupils of New Abbey Primary
Charlotte Cranston and Sasha Wood with pupils of New Abbey Primary -Credit:Les Snowdon

Children at New Abbey Primary School have enjoyed the Generation Science team bringing their exciting brand of fun and learning to the classroom.

Charlotte and Sasha are part of the touring Edinburgh science initiative who are on the road again bringing hands-on science to schools across Scotland over the summer to help teachers inspire pupils of all ages to engage with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

They have a range of engaging workshops and shows which are all linked to the Curriculum for Excellence – helping to inspire a new generation to explore the world of STEM.

-Credit:Les Snowdon
-Credit:Les Snowdon

This year’s programme features 10 exciting interactive shows and workshops, including two brand new climate-focused activities Our Changing Climate and The Green Machine.

And it was the Green Machine renewable energy workshop – looking at planet Earth and engineering – in which the New Abbey Primary P4-7 pupils took part .

-Credit:Les Snowdon
-Credit:Les Snowdon

They were given the chance to design amazing machines, explore energy transfer, and discover solutions for future renewable electricity sources in a dynamic journey in the classroom through engineering, technology and Earth’s changing climate.

As well as learning about energy sources and how we produce energy, the enthusiastic children worked in teams to test theories and make Green Machines of their own.

This fantastic experience was funded by the school’s Parent Council.