Science Summer School

Science Summer School

Get Curious, Get Learning, Get Excited about STEAM careers with Science Summer School!

What is Science Summer School?

The Science Summer School initiative was established in 2012 at St. Paul’s Way Trust School in East London by Lord Andrew Mawson OBE and Professor Brian Cox CBE, OBE, FRS. The project is now expanding nationally with the aim to make ‘the UK the best place to do science and engineering in the world".

After a successful event in November 2022, the second Science Summer School was held in The Braid Civic Centre, Ballymena in in January 2024 and welcomed over 400 pupils to an engaging and thought-provoking day of STEAM activities including interactive workshops and stimulating TED Style Presentations from Industry Leaders as well as an inspirational Career Panel event in the evening.

Have a look at the 2024 event in the video below. Who can you spot?

We continue to bring world-leading STEAM academic and industry leaders to inspire and activate the curiosity of the student attendees at both the Science Summer School NI in January 2024 as well as wider school events and initiatives throughout the year.

The ‘Science Summer School’ initiative prides itself on being a catalyst for a collaborative vision for the Borough to nurture future talent.

In the months leading up to the main event, and as we plan for the next event, Council will host exciting school competitions with out-of-this-world prizes and hands-on company engagement opportunities for pupils and businesses in the Borough to come together and nurture future talent, showcasing career opportunities and create invaluable links between education and employment. 

Our Sponsors

Council is delighted to work with some of the borough’s key employers including headline sponsor Kilwaughter Minerals and company sponsors Ryobi, IPC Mouldings, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, Michelin Development, Caterpillar and Yelo.

To learn more on the career pathways and exciting opportunities with these companies please visit the Programme Sponsors page.

Science Summer School NI is a Manufacturing Task Force initiative and is supported by the Mid and East Antrim Labour Market Partnership and funded by the Department for Communities.