Glasgow Science Centre goes On Tour to Penninghame Primary School

Pupils at Penninghame Primary School will have a science lesson with a difference when Glasgow Science Centre’s On Tour team visits on the 4th and 5th of March. All children at the primary will experience BodyWorks On Tour - an interactive outreach programme about the human body with fun educational science shows, spectacular demonstrations, interactive workshops and hands-on exhibits.

Primary 1-3 pupils will see the live science show “Journey Through My Body” where the children will follow the journey of food through their body. Older pupils in the school will discover how their diet can affect their body’s function and well-being in science show “Disgusting Digestion”. All children will also get the chance to get hands on with the BodyVision exhibits which included synthetic human limbs and other anatomy themed exhibits.

BodyWorks On Tour, which was developed through an active partnership with GlaxoSmithKline, has exciting activities available for all age groups from nursery through to secondary. Since its inception in 2008, over half a million people from across Scotland have engaged with BodyWorks on Tour- 40% of those being school pupils. Each programme encourages pupils to learn more about the science behind how the human body works and how to keep it healthy.

Glasgow Science Centre is an award winning, independent educational charity on the banks of the River Clyde. In the 2013/14 financial year, the Centre celebrated its busiest year since it opened in 2001 with over 305,000 admissions to the Centre. Its education programme saw over 76,000 pupils experiencing its Curriculum for Excellence programme and an additional 35,000 experienced BodyWorks on Tour in their own classrooms.

Dr Stephen Breslin, Chief Executive of Glasgow Science Centre said: “Our BodyWorks On Tour programme allows us to reach pupils right across the country in their own classrooms - from Kirkcudbright to Lerwick. We hope to encourage people all over Scotland to reconsider their body’s potential and value through understanding the science behind it.

Our mission is to promote science through fun and exciting experiences and we hope that our visit inspires the children to explore the world around them and study science when they are older.”

For more information on Glasgow Science Centre, visit www.glasgowsciencecentre.org