First Minister swings into action with Holy Cross pupils

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with Morgan Cowan (5), from Holy Cross Primary, Govanhill. (Photo: Mark F Gibson)
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with Morgan Cowan (5), from Holy Cross Primary, Govanhill. (Photo: Mark F Gibson)

Scotland may not be in the World Cup but this week’s historic triumph of the nation’s cricket team over England may have been on the First Minister’s mind when she picked up a bat and ball.

It was an experiment to measure the speed of a cricket ball at a community science event run by Glasgow Caledonian University in the Gorbals.

Nicola Sturgeon MSP joined in the fun today (June 15) at Meet the Researchers, the engagement day held at The Barn Youth and Community Centre.

Representatives from voluntary, third sector and social enterprise groups attended the event, which offered school pupils from Holy Cross Primary in Govanhill the chance to meet university researchers and learn about science.

The event served as a preview for GCU Community Science Day, which will take place tomorrow (Saturday) in the same venue, and is open to all members of the public.

The gala day will include a host of fun science-related games and activities for all the family and is part of Glasgow Science Festival.