Flying Swans, The Bugs, Oompa Loompas and Pink Elephants!

24 May 2012, Supporting the Malaghan Institute

Earlier this week the Malaghan Institute was visited by Swans, Bugs, Oompa Loompas and Elephants – of the Brownies sort that is!

22 keen seven to nine year olds from the local Kelburn Brownies ventured down the hill in their uniquely named groups to learn about their immune systems and meet some real life scientists at the Malaghan Institute.

After watching a fun video explaining how the immune system works, each group set off on a tour with their allocated scientist to find out more about red and white blood cells – even getting a chance to see what they look like in real life and through a microscope!

Kelburn Brownies Leader, Katrina Edgar, says “The girls were excited by their visit and left the Malaghan Institute with a real buzz”.

When asked who thought they might like to be a scientist when they grow up, a number of hands flew up in the air – so watch out science here they come!