STEM Futures is a week of practical activities for young people, 10 – 13 years old, focusing on digital technology, computer programming and problem solving in STEM. While the week focuses mainly on computer programming activities, it also includes more generic science and technology activities to enhance team building, problem solving and practical skills. This is a hugely rewarding programme for young people who enjoy a challenge.
Sentinus will run four one week programmes during July and August of 2015, taking place at Queen’s University Belfast (20th – 24th July & 27th – 31st July), Ballymena Academy (10th – 14th August) Newry (17th – 21st August, venue TBC). The programme of activities will commence at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm, although children can be dropped off at 8.30am and collected no later than 5.00pm, activities will be provided during these times. The cost per child, per week, is £95.00.
Day 1 – Problem Solving in STEM – a number of problem solving challenges during which children will have an opportunity to work in different teams.
Day 2 – App Building Day – participants get to work on designing and building an app for use on an Android device.
Day 3 – F1 Design Challenge – digital design and manufacturing of model Formula 1 racing cars.
Day 4 – Digital Design Day – a computer programming day giving young people an opportunity to do some on screen digital design culminating with the building of a computer game.
Day 5 – STEM Challenge Day – an all day problem solving design and build STEM challenge.
Download an application form STEM Summer School Application
Download a Summer School Flyer