Primary pupils across the north-east are being urged to get energised for the Marathon Oil Schools’ Festival next month.
Vikings, bugs, and a famous wartime bear are among the colourful cast that will feature in the activities, taking place at Aberdeen University from Tuesday, May 26, to Friday, May 29.
The event marks the beginning of the university’s May Festival, and schools are being invited to register their interest in sending pupils and teachers to Old Aberdeen for the range of events.
The programme will include interactive sessions where pupils can find out about the daily lives of Vikings, learn about the variety of insect life that inhabits the local area, and listen to stories about the exploits of Wotjek the Bear, the Polish war hero who retired to Edinburgh Zoo.
There is also the chance for pupils to hear from explorer Matt Dickinson – and create their own comic in a masterclass being run by Beano and Marvel artist and writer Kev F.
Festival co-ordinator Jill Burnett said: “We are looking forward to welcoming children from across Aberdeen city and shire to our King’s College campus in Old Aberdeen, where they can feed their imaginations with our great selection of events including storytelling, music, science, and interactive workshops.”
Carl Hubacher, UK regional vice president for Marathon Oil, said: “The May Festival is a wonderful event that inspires and educates children, and we are proud to continue our support again this year.”
To arrange a booking, contact the May Festival events team on 01224 273233 or e-mail email@example.com.