Doctor Who? Pupils are unravelling their own time-travelling mystery

Bishopbriggs Academy Big Bang Pupils, Elshan Fatahianey, Nabeel Salim and Jordan Kalfas
Bishopbriggs Academy Big Bang Pupils, Elshan Fatahianey, Nabeel Salim and Jordan Kalfas

TIME is on the side of a group of brainy pupils who are travelling through space and time...

Bishopbriggs Academy pupils Nabeel Salim, Elshan Fatahianey and Jordan Kalfas have been investigating whether time really does fly when you’re having fun.

And their efforts have won them a place in a national contest.

The third-year students were due to compete in the National Science and Engineering Competition at The Big Bang Scotland, in Perth, as the Herald went to press.

The youngsters have been looking at people’s behaviour and expressions – specifically, does time fly when you’re having fun?

Their project involved questioning pupils on their perception of time after taking part in an activity they enjoy and another that they felt was boring. They also sent a questionnaire to different year groups within the school asking several questions about their experience of time.

Teacher Fiona Gallagher said: “The pupils in the team have gained significantly from their project. Not only have they gone through the many stages of a psychology investigation, but have worked well as a team and gained confidence in their ability to undertake research. We are very much looking forward to competing on the day and enjoying the many other science activities on offer at the event.”

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