Forfar pupils compete against Scottish scientists in Dundee

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For WEEKS, the University of Abertay Dundee has scoured secondary schools throughout Tayside in a quest to find the smartest science talent - and found it at Forfar Academy.

As part of Dundee Science Festival, ‘Dundee Science Eggheads’ will give the public the chance to watch S5 and S6 pupils take on some of Dundee’s best-known scientists, eventually crowning the successful Dundee Science Eggheads.

The winning schools taking part in the family quiz show are Perth Grammar, Harris Academy and Forfar Academy.

The ‘Eggheads’ are Professors Graeme Walker and David Bremner, University of Abertay, Dundee, Professors Tracy Palmer and Claire Halpin, University of Dundee, and Professor Martin Ryan, University of St Andrews.

Dr Alan Bruce, principal organiser and Senior Lecturer in Food and Life Sciences at Abertay University, said: “After the huge success of last year’s inaugural Dundee Science Eggheads, we were eager to head out and search for this year’s top science talent lurking within local schools.

“Weare confident that we have once again unearthed some of the brightest pupils in the region. We’re promising a fun family event guaranteed to amuse, educate and possibly embarrass some of our local academics!”

The event will be held from 7 to 8.30 p.m. on Friday, November 9, at University of Abertay Dundee’s main lecture theatre.

Although admission is free, booking is essential – contact abertayevents@abertay.ac.uk to book.