Free kids engineering activities
Following a successful summer at the Forth Bridges last year, Transport Scotland is again hosting its unique and free Fantastic Forth future engineers summer programme in South Queensferry.
The six week programme of activities is available Monday to Friday from July 1 until August 9, 2019 and encourages families to explore the Forth Bridges and find out more about what it takes to be an engineer.
A range of activities and challenges are available to suit all ages, including:
• Designing and building a bridge
• Taking part in the Towers Challenge or the Lego model challenge
• Constructing a Queensferry Crossing deck section and many more.
There are also Family Quests, Forth Road Bridge Walks and pre-bookable engineer-led workshops each week.
All activities are offered are free of charge, building on the Forth Replacement Crossing project’s successful outreach and education programme.
This academic year over 7,000 school pupils have visited the Forth Bridges education centre, on top of the 30,000 that have visited since it opened in 2013.
Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure & Connectivity Michael Matheson said:
“As a parent myself I know it can be a challenge keeping children and young people occupied during the summer months. So I’m delighted that we are able to offer these free activities throughout the school holidays this summer.
“The Forth Bridges education centre is a great place to visit to learn more about the three centuries of engineering sat side by side. It’s also an excellent base from which to explore both the bridges themselves and the local area.
“There are lots of opportunities to learn about engineering, bridge building and the Forth bridges. It’s also a great way for families to spend time together, have fun and hopefully, spark an interest in engineering among children and young people.”