Pupils at Hatton Cruden Primary School were treated to a very special science lesson on Friday, May 1, thanks to Generation Science.
Sponsored by Total E&P UK, the Generation Science partnership with Edinburgh International Science Festival reflects Total’s commitment to encourage school children to learn more about science, the environment and sustainable living.
Nominated by Total staff, a total of 25 schools involving 1,500 pupils from across the north east and Shetland received a free workshop.
The tour kicked off at Hatton Cruden school, where pupils got to grips with the Lego Mindstorms Challenge, an advanced and interactive problem solving activity presented by the Generation Science team.
P6/7 pupils were split into groups of three and they worked together to programme a robot and by doing so, it successfully made its way around an obstacle course.
Sandra McLennan from Total said: “As an energy company Total is committed to sharing our knowledge and expertise within our local communities and in particular, encouraging young people to study science.
“The Generation Science team will bring a fully interactive, educational, fun and energetic workshop to classrooms and we hope this will inspire children to embrace science subjects as they progress through school.
“We have worked with Generation Science for a number of years delivering workshops to our north east schools so we are absolutely delighted to extend our support and take the team on a journey to Shetland too.”
Joan Davidson, Generation Science Manager said: “Science is a practical subject and our team works hard to get children enthused by science.
“Future Earth is designed to bring the environmental challenges facing our world to life and by doing so we hope that in the future these children will have a better understanding of how to live in a sustainable and greener way.
“We’re delighted to again be working with Total to bring Future Earth and many other science focused workshops to school children”.