22/04/2016 - News

Exploring Outer Space with Aspiring Young Scientists

Total’s UK E&P division teamed up with Generation Science to provide schools all over Scotland with exciting workshops, making science fun and enjoyable for primary school pupils.

The touring programme, delivered by the Edinburgh International Science Festival, visited Broomhill School in Aberdeen, giving pupils the opportunity to explore outer space and witness the rotation of the earth and the shadow of the sun with ‘Day and Night’, one of 17 science shows and workshops.

Barry Elsby, Head of Operational Safety for Total, attended the event. “Encouraging children to become interested in science can be challenging however these workshops make learning fun!  Generation Science actively engages and connects young minds to science and is why Total is delighted to partner with the Edinburgh International Science Festival.”

In 2016 Generation Science celebrates its 25th year of touring science education to schools and by the end of the summer it will have reached over one million pupils in Scotland. It is the largest school science touring programme in the UK and has activities for all ages, from infant classes right up to upper primary. Total has expanded its long standing support of the programme for the next three years. The 2016 tour will visit over 600 schools in 31 local authority areas from the Borders to the Shetland Isles.

  • Generation Science 2016

    Barry Elsby enjoying the Generation Science Workshop with pupils from Broomhill School