Case Study: Science Fair at Willowbank on Monday the 12th March 2018

Pupils from Willowbank Special School celebrated and explored science in all its forms at a Science Fair held to mark British Science Week.

Organised in partnership with the Kilmarnock Engineering and Science Society (KESS), the Science Fair was supported by the team from the Morphy Richards Engineering Centre of The Great Steward of Scotland's Dumfries House, the Ayrshire Astronomical Society, pupils from St Joseph’s Academy and the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory who brought along and deployed their mobile planetarium.

The pupils loved the Fair which was packed with fun and interactive science experiments. They explored rockets, bubbles, astronomy, electricity, mechanics and materials. The Fair was attended by Alan Brown, MP, Willie Coffey, MSP, Depute Provost Claire Leitch, Councillor Fiona Campbell, Cabinet Member for Skills and Learning and local elected member Councillor Jon Herd.

KESS President Graham Short said: “Kilmarnock Engineering and Science Society was delighted to support Willowbank School during British Science Week. For the last four years we have worked with the school to create a Science Fair that is fun, informative and accessible for pupils. This year was a great success. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed all the experiments on offer and through our experience of working with the school; we created an event which suited the needs of the young people while at the same time allowing them to explore the world around them through science.”  

First published: 11 April 2018

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