Move it to Glasgow Science Centre

28 May 2012

The Euros, Wimbledon, British Grand Prix, the Olympics and now Energise. This summer has a focus on sport and Glasgow Science Centre is offering its own twist with the brand new Energise programme. On Friday 1st of June, Energise will kick off with ‘Move It’, a weekend full of fun activities based on dance, agility and balance.

‘Move It’ takes place on Friday 1st until Tuesday 5th of June and visitors to the Glasgow Science Centre will be able to take part in some fun dance themed workshops.  Learn the delicate art of hula hooping, swivel those hips with the salsa workshop, pop and lock with the street dance crew, learn some stilt walking skills and put their best foot forward with the development team from Scottish Ballet. Plus, for little visitors Happy Harminis will be running music and dance workshops. There are loads more things to do and chances to join in.

Dr Robin Hoyle, Director of Science at Glasgow Science Centre, said:

“The ‘Move It’ weekend is launching the start of the summer Energise programme and there are lots of chances for our visitors to join in and get involved. Where else are you going to be able to learn how to stilt walk, hula hoop, ballet and salsa this weekend? It’s going to be a fantastic weekend and we are really looking forward to welcoming our visitors and see them take part in all the exciting activities happening indoor and out at the Centre. At the core of the Energise programme and the special weekends is the science of physical activity so you can learn some science, get some exercise, bust some moves and have some great family fun!”

As part of the new Energise programme, there is a whole new set of interactive exhibits where visitors can compete with friends and family- race scalextrix cars using power generated by pedaling bikes, play our take on miniature golf but with a hockey stick, cut some moves on the dance floor, climb along the side of a building, try to drag a truck, have a go at ‘hang time’ or teeter along a balance beam all designed to test powers of balance, accuracy, reactions and agility.

Energise will continue over the summer and there will be more special themed events. There will be snow at the Centre this Glasgow Fair weekend as we hold Cool Science. Also, in July get under the skin and meet experts from sport science including Professor Greg Whyte, former Olympic pentathlete, who trains stars like David Walliams, Eddie Izzard, Cheryl Cole and Chris Moyles to achieve amazing feats like climbing Kilimanjaro or running 43 marathons in 50 days. It’s all about going downhill fast in August for the Centre’s Gravity Games - try mountain biking on a purpose-built track, demonstrations of amazing bike skills and stunts by Savage Skills , compete to build a bike-trailer to carry your dad, plus skills workshops on gravity defying stunts and stilt-walking!

For more information on Energise please visit www.glasgowsciencecentre.org

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