SPOTLIGHT ON SCIENCE AT KIRRIE SECONDARY

SCIENCE was in the spotlight at Webster's High School, Kirriemuir last week.

The Science Faculty staged a series of talks, activities and hands on demonstrations to promote the importance and opportunities the various sciences can offer.

The Science Festival started with a Royal Society of Edinburgh lecture from Alison McLure on Antarctica.

Pupils in S2 and S3 had the opportunity to take part in workshops and presentations on product design, sport science, the solar system, vision, chemistry, pulsometers and designing crash helmets - for eggs!

There were contributions from many of Scotland's universities, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and the North Lanarkshire Astronomy Project.

Professor Sue Black, Dundee University's internationally famous forensic scientist, gave lectures and mounted workshops for pupils on her subject and agreed to return to school on the evening December 3, to deliver a talk for pupils and parents on 'Forensic anthropology in the real world'.