Science Summer School

Science Summer School Competitions

Science Summer School

As part of our Science Summer School activities, we have a number of competitions and opportunities for schools across the Mid & East Antrim area to get involved in science, businesses, marketing and product development.

What’s Your Flavour? - Ice Cream Competition

We are asking P4 and P5 pupils to design a new flavour of ice-cream and marketing poster to promote this fantastic new product.

There will be two winning pupils who will see their flavour developed by one of our local ice-cream manufacturers. The winner and their classmates will be able to meet the ice-cream maker, taste their product and find out more about running an ice-cream business.

Marketing is very important for businesses to tell customers about their products and attract new customers. A business can market their products in many different ways including through television and radio advertising, online, social media, posters and newspapers.

We are asking you to create a new ice cream flavour and design a poster to promote this new product.

To help you develop your ideas please think about the questions on the downloadable application form (2MB) first before designing your poster.

The winner and their class will either visit The Milk Parlour, Glenarm Estate or receive a visit to their school from True Gelato, to find out more about ice-cream production and taste the winning flavour on Thursday 26 October 2023. Transport will be provided.

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 13 October 2023

Download the ice-cream competition entry form (2MB)

YENI Primary School Business Challenge

We are partnering with Young Enterprise to launch an online Business Challenge Competition for children in the borough in P6. 

The Business Challenge will introduce the students to what a business is and how it uses product packaging to communicate with their customers.

Students will then be challenged to design the branding/packaging for a new juice carton. The students will be encouraged to think about sustainability in the design of their new juice carton.

Support material will include Business Volunteer Videos, interactive activities and worksheets and instructions/guidance for teachers. 

Throughout the challenge, young people will learn about the essence of business, the importance of sustainability and gain an insight into the world of work. This initiative will enable the young people to develop their employability skills and explore their entrepreneurial talent.

All participating entries will have the opportunity to compete for a 1st prize voucher of £50.00 and a 4 x Runner Up vouchers of £25.00

Register your interest today before Monday 2 October 2023 by contacting E:

Closing date: Friday 20 October 2023