New project with Beeslack Family Disabled Club

Sharing Science…

We are very excited to announce a new project for 2018 with Beeslack Family Disabled Club in Penicuik  – bringing science based activities and sessions to the members, their families and carers on Sunday afternoons.

Midlothian Science Festival is committed to sharing science with all the diverse communities in Midlothian, no matter their age, ability or background.

As part of the festival’s work to increase access to science, for several years we have been partnering with Science Ceilidh to provide workshops at Saltersgate School in Dalkeith, exploring music and the brain with pupils with additional support needs. We have now been able to expand this work, with support from the Darwin Trust of Edinburgh, and have launched a new project to bring science activities to Beeslack Family Disabled Club in Penicuik, adding to the range of activities already provided by the club, which include cooking, woodwork and arts & crafts.

Science and Music

The key aims of the project are to help increase access to science for people with additional support needs and their families, explore the science around health & wellbeing and incorporate activities develop life skills. The sessions will also incorporate Science Ceilidh’s signature style of engagement, using arts and music to explore topics from the physics of music to hygiene and investigating wildlife in club’s outdoor garden.

As well as coordinating the project, Science Ceilidh will be offering training to volunteers who would like to share their love of science with members of the club. No science qualification is needed, just an interest, and all expenses (including travel & PVG check) will be paid. There will also be opportunities to lead and develop activities as the project progresses. If you are interested in getting involved then you can find out more and get in touch at

Author: Claire

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