Storytelling school

Falkirk Science Festival: students enjoy sensory science and storytelling with Wilbert the Whale

Local libraries including Grangemouth and Bo’ness held a sensory science and storytelling event for primary school pupils as part of the Falkirk Science Festival.

Pupils from Sacred Heart Primary in Grangemouth were among those lucky enough to take part in the event last week, which coincided with the Keep The Heid and Read campaign asking people to commit to reading for at least six minutes.

The sessions, called Wilbert the Whale, were built around the story of a little whale that had lost its voice and were moderated by Katie Weldon of Science Ceilidh.

Lynne James, Development Librarian, said: “These sensory sessions were great fun and we learned the physics of sound, made whale sounds and created little whale guitars.

Other sessions with primary schools are also taking place this week at the Larbert library.