Science Visits Case Studies
Banchory Primary School,
Banchory Primary School used part of their grant to have Glasgow Science Centre's Bodyworks on Tour to delivery their FitLab: Maxed Out workshop. Pupils investigated the limits of physical fitness and were guided through hands-on experiments that revealed some of the ways in which sports scientists are working to optimise athletic performance. These full day sessions were fun, active, and meaningful! The assembly style workshop allowed the whole school to be engaged and enthusiastic learners.
Abercromby Nursery School,
Children at Abercromby Nursery School in Liverpool had a visit from some curious sea creatures thanks to an Edina-funded visit from Aqualease. Children were able to hold crabs and meet starfish, among other exciting animals, at their nursery school. They learned about the wildlife found in rockpools and environmental considerations about the British coastline.
"It enabled us to provide a wonderful learning opportunity we would not have been able to afford otherwise."
St Paul's Community Primary School,
St Paul's Community Primary School used their grant visit a local farm. The students started their day by meeting the farmer and learning the Health & Safety they needed to follow while on the farm. The students toured some of the fields and discussed global warming, the local wildlife that lived on the farm (badgers and buzzards for example) and some local history. After a picnic lunch, the students saw the farm animals which included pigs, sheep, cows, as well as duck and chicken eggs. They learned the names of both the adult and infant names of the animals. They also were introduced to various crops such as sugar beet, as well as corn, wheat and rape seeds. Overall the children enjoyed learning about a working farm.