Children across Dundee are set to get to grips with slime, volcanoes and racing rockets during the October holidays, thanks to Dundee Science Centre.
The centre created Science@Home kits during school closures earlier this year to help bridge the gap for families who do not have internet access or digital devices.
Thanks to £10,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund, £8,000 from NHS Tayside Community Innovation Fund, and £1,000 from Nine Incorporated Trades, 300 more boxes will be available next month to eligible families.
Lorraine Lemon, head of business and operations, said: “We were blown away by the feedback when we piloted the Science@Home kits.
“Many families also don’t have the privilege of extra funds for activities and days out during holiday periods, so these kits will give both children and their families a real boost, a focus and some fun while keeping up some science learning in the process.
“It’s fantastic that what began as a crisis project has turned into a sustainable model which will add a little joy to the lives of hundreds of local children right here on our doorstep.”