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SCHOOLCHILDREN are to get free access to the Glasgow Science Centre's education programme.
As part of the Curriculum for Excellence, primary school classes will take part in educational sessions at the centre, thanks to the city council.
The year-long initiative will give more than 35,000 pupils access to the array of workshops, live science shows and interactive exhibits at the centre.
On a visit with kids from Ibrox Primary, council leader Gordon Matheson said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for Glasgow's primary schools to make use of the Centre's excellent educational facilities to enhance their science skills.
"It's the chance to learn more about the wonders of science in a fun, interactive and hands-on way."
Professor Jim McDonald, chair of the centre's board, said: "Inspiring pupils with the power of science and supporting teachers in the delivery of CfE-linked science learning are two of our key objectives as an educational charity."