VHE support primary schools National Science Week initiative
05 April 2019
Recently, over 200 pupils at Kelty Primary School enjoyed a series of exciting experiments focussed on the topic of ‘States of Matter,’ which aimed to inspire their interest in science as part of National Science Week.
The primary school children were involved in experiments, including making snow, creating slushies and watching fire emerge from ‘dragon’s breath’ as education providers, Science Boffins, guided pupils through the different states of matter.
Site Agent, Richard Calder, attended on behalf of VHE and gifted the children with pencils and hard hat pencil sharpeners. Representatives from Grayling were also in attendance on the day along with National Grid to offer support and join in with the fun.
Colin Lyle, Head teacher at Kelty Primary School, said: “The assembly and interactive workshops created a memorable learning experience for the pupils and I’m sure it will inspire the children’s passion for science. The biggest hit of the day was definitely the dry ice experiment- they loved potion making!”
Hannah White, Land Regeneration Manager at National Grid, said: “We always like to connect with local communities to build relationships in the areas we work and we were delighted to collaborate with Kelty Primary School to create this exciting day. National Grid plays a central role in delivering energy infrastructure across the UK and we encourage young people to think about studying STEM subjects in order to meet the future demands of the energy sector.”
VHE supported the initiative following completion of environmental improvement works as part of a gasworks remediation contract for long-standing client National Grid.