Science Summer School

Science Summer School Activities

In this section you will find details on exciting upcoming events you can get involved in.

Business Management Bootcamp

Tuesday 24 -Thursday 26 October 2023: 10am - 3pm

Calling all Year 13 and 14 students!  Haven’t found work experience yet?  Curious about building your career in the modern world of business?  Join us for our 3-day Business Management Bootcamp at The Braid Civic Centre, where you will join leading local employers and take part in interactive workshops on markets, customers, finance, communication, IT and business strategy. 

Teacher group bookings only.  Applications to attend will be released in September.

For further information, please contact:

Hospitality Takeover Day

Wednesday 8 November 2023: 9am – 3pm

Register with Springboard and join us for an educational Hospitality Takeover Day at Galgorm Resort on Wednesday 8 November 2023.

We invite schools from the MEA Council area to bring along their students in Year groups 10-14 who are studying or are interested in Hospitality, Leisure, Tourism (HLT). The event will be held during school hours and is promised to be an inspirational and engaging day with lots of activity and insight into the various career pathways and opportunities which the Industry offers.

Workshops / Guest Speakers / Industry ambassadors will create excitement and ‘educate’ students into the wonderful world of HLT.

Teacher group bookings only. 

For further information please contact Further details will then be sent to you.

Registration to participate will close on Friday 6 October.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)


AWS GetIT is an education programme designed to inspire 12-14-year-old students, especially girls, to consider a future in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This is with the aim of attracting interest from schools all over the UK to sign up and inspire more students from diverse backgrounds to pursue a future career in technology.

Designed to run throughout the academic year (September – April), the AWS GetIT programme is fully funded and helps schools and educators bring tech role models to their classrooms and gives them access to a curriculum designed to help students build foundational skills, learn about cloud tech, and design app ideas to solve problems in their communities. The AWS GetIT programme was launched in 2018 and to date has trained over 19,000 students across eight countries.

To participate in the full programme for the 2023/24 academic year, please check out the AWS GetIT website.

AWS Spark

AWS Spark provides secondary schools and educators with content designed to inspire students aged 13 - 18 to explore future cloud careers. Units help educators integrate in-demand cloud skills into their curricula, expanding the breadth and depth of their students’ cloud knowledge while exploring interesting topics such as conservation, sustainability, genomics, and sports data. AWS Spark units include written content, videos, interactive activities, simulations, knowledge checks, and summative assessments.

  • Units range from 20 to 90 minutes and can be easily divided to align with classroom time periods
  • Content is designed to be integrated into existing curriculum, virtually or in-person
  • Units complement the curriculum and are ready-to-teach
  • No-cost to students, educators, or schools

In each unit, students learn how professionals in various industries are using the cloud to solve real-world problems. Student units currently available in English in the following:

  • Sustainability in the Cloud
  • Chatbots for Accessibility
  • Sports Data Analytics
  • Cancer Hunters in the Cloud
  • Cloud Rescue! Koalas
  • Exploring Exoplanets

To participate in the AWS Spark! apply on the website. For support implementing in your classroom or community, freely reach out to us at