Monday, 10 February 2014

Power from the pupils

Visitors from the City Council's energy team paid a trip to P4 and P7 today, inspiring children with a very practical example of renewable energy in action.

 Using ScotMid's "Smoothie bike", 4A and 7A used pedal power to create healthy fruit smoothies. P4s and P7s have recently been exploring energy and renewable energy with our Science Specialist, Mr McKenna, and our visitors were impressed by children's knowledge and scientific thinking.

The smoothie bike gave us a practical experience of just how much power is needed to run everyday items. Opinion divided amongst the different groups as to the right balance of peach, pineapple or banana in their recipes, but all agreed that the bike itself was quite a cool thing.

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