Coldstream pupils see future of Earth 100 years from now

Time Traveller Alu visited Coldstream Primary from the future to explain how natural resources had been used up and what the pupils could do to help.
Time Traveller Alu visited Coldstream Primary from the future to explain how natural resources had been used up and what the pupils could do to help.

Pupils from Coldstream Primary found out all about recycling and the environment last week when time traveller Alu and her companion visited their classroom as part of Generation Science, a schools touring programme of science shows and workshops, delivered by the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Donated by EDF Energy’s Torness Power Station, the ‘Future Earth’ show focuses on sustainability and the environment.

It follows the journey of Alu who lives in a world 100 years from now and who travels back in time to tell us about the importance of recycling and reusing our resources.

Fiona Molloy, head teacher at Coldstream said: “We are delighted to welcome Generation Science this year. The Future Earth show is an excellent way of engaging children and communicating an important message about recycling and caring for our environment to ensure the future of the planet. It also introduces the children to new concepts in a fun and enjoyable way.”

Torness Power Station’s training manager Ian Cathro said: “As Britain’s largest generator of low carbon electricity, we are always looking at new ways of encouraging our customers to save energy and resources. Children are never too young to learn about climate change and the importance of recycling and this show will demonstrate this in a lively and entertaining way.”