Science and politics among the activities for Cluny youngsters

Science and politics among the activities for Cluny youngsters

Primary sevens from an Aberdeenshire school took part in a range of activities when they visited the University of Aberdeen recently.

The youngsters from Cluny School near Sauchen participated in two workshops at the Science Teaching Hub. The first with Dr Samantha May, Senior Lecturer from the School of Social Sciences who talked about politics, policies and leadership, with the pupils given the chance to present their views on which policies are important to them.

They also heard from Dr Will Harcourt, Interdisciplinary Fellow at the School of Geosciences, who delivered a climate change session in which the class looked at the different aspects of climate change and the impact they have on the world around us.

The group also visited the Sir Duncan Rice Library where they got a birds-eye view over Aberdeen city and got to see what graduating is like; before a trip to the Zoology Museum where they explored two floors of exhibits before a picnic lunch in the Cruickshank Botanic Garden.

The afternoon session included a tour of the Engineering labs at the Fraser Noble Building where they got to meet some of the University's robots up close.

Pam Cumming, Schools Engagement Officer who organised the visit, said: “By helping pupils explore all that the University has to offer we hope to enthuse and inspire them about both the world around them and their future career choices.

“They were a fantastic group and we were delighted to be able to give them a flavour of what we teach at the University and the breadth of opportunities available to them.”

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