Bright sparks celebrate 50th with science

S1 Pupils at Glenwood High School show off their posters which celebrate the past 50 years of scientific discoveries.
S1 Pupils at Glenwood High School show off their posters which celebrate the past 50 years of scientific discoveries.

TO CELEBRATE the 50th anniversary of Glenwood High School, S1 pupils there have been learning about discoveries and inventions of the last half century.

Miss Clark’s Science class recently told the Gazette what they found out and showed off their posters about their chosen discovery.

Caleb Walker explained why he looked into the first man on the moon.

He said: “I chose it because I like the moon, it’s really nice and I think it’s fascinating. The first men landed on the moon in 1969. They were Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and the first thing they said was- ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’.

“It was fun to find out all this, I’m really interested in it.”

William Pirrie did his drawing about Cancer Research, he said: “I have done a drawing of a man looking at Cancer Cells. I like doing stuff like this, drawing pictures and learning about these things. It was fun.”

Declan McDill drew a picture of Dolly the Sheep after looking into the story of the first cloned mammal.

He said: “I think this was a cool subject, I learnt a lot about it. And I enjoyed making the poster.”

Ian Turner also studied Dolly the sheep.

He said: “I chose this because it’s interesting. This was important because we are trying to discover if we can clone humans, which would be huge.

“I learnt that Dolly died of lung cancer which was a sad ending. She is now being displayed at the National Museum. They have got all her DNA too.

“I loved this project, I learnt a lot.”

Ellsie Lafferty looked into the creation of LED lights.

She said: “I chose this invention because I thought it would be interesting. I learnt that they were invented in 1962 by Nick Holon Yak Jnr. It was fun to learn about this and make the poster too.”

Jamie-Lee Macaskill has been looking into the invention of Natural Sweet

She said: “I was off school so I read about Natural Sweet. It was invented in December 1965 and 20 years later it makes a billion dollars per year. It’s different to sugar. It was fun learning about this.”

Terri Morrison was fascinated by the human genome.

She explained its significance: “Scientists cracked the code of human life through this. I learnt a lot. It was great, and I enjoyed making the poster too.”

KEVIN QUINN