A lucky group of local students have taken part in a prestigious Science Summer School at St Paul’s Way Trust School, London hosted by world-renowned physicist Brian Cox.
This unique event aimed to inspire young people in the exciting opportunities available in science, engineering and manufacturing industries. Six prize winners from Ballymena Academy took part in interactive workshops, lectures and experiments with 400 other students from London and the North of England. The inspiring lectures covered everything from ‘Black Holes’ to ‘When Baking meets Engineering’ with interactive workshops as diverse as ‘Robotics’, ‘The People’s Moon’, ‘Meteorology’ and ‘Augmented Reality’.
The students won the opportunity to attend the Science Summer School as part of the Year of Engineering Initiative hosted by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Manufacturing Task Force which was formed in the wake of the economic loss of both Michelin, JTI-Gallaher and others in recent years. A key focus of the MTF is to support young people make informed career choices and to explore opportunities to progress careers within the manufacturing sector.
You can find out more about the Manufacturing Task Force at www.amplifymidandeastantrim.com