PUPILS from Lumphinnans Primary Community School will discover the secrets of electricity first-hand today (Wednesday) when Generation Science, a touring programme of science shows delivered by the Edinburgh International Science Festival, visits their school.

This stimulating interactive workshop, funded by ExxonMobil as part of its UK wide Link Schools programme, will give the children an understanding of what electricity is, how it can be stored and how to create it using specially designed hand generators.

The pupils will learn how electrons flow around a circuit, how magnets and human movement can be used to produce electricity and take part in the Hexbug challenge where each team will charge up mini-robotic creatures and race them round a track.

Mrs Waugh, Acting Depute Head at Lumphinnans Primary Community School, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Generation Science tour to the school.

"Power from the People is an excellent way of engaging children with understanding electricity using a hands-on practical approach, which the school can then follow up in classes.”

Catherine Cubitt from ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd said: “Generation Science’s shows and workshops are great for sparking inquiring minds and encouraging young people to take a lasting interest in science, which is why ExxonMobil continues to support them year on year.
"We hope that by bringing science into the classroom and making it fun, pupils taking part can see how exciting it can be and be inspired to study science in the future with a view to a career linked to the subject."

The Lumphinnans kids will start their electircal experience in the late forenoon!