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Virtual STEM Workshops

A range of virtual STEM Workshops for Key Stages 2 and 3 which can be carried out in class or at home.

Virtual STEM Workshops

Covering a wide range of topics, these workshops take place virtually, led by an expert Sentinus presenter. All workshops focus on practical activities and highlight the importance of science and engineering in the world around us. They will help children develop a range of skills and understand the importance of STEM subjects.


Minimum of 20 participants, maximum of 50 participants.


These activities are free to schools in Northern Ireland. Cost for schools outside Northern Ireland is £150 to £250, depending on the cost of materials and numbers participating.

Dates and Location

This is a virtual experience which can be delivered anywhere, even when children are at home (Safeguarding measures are employed and activity is managed through school).


Each workshop will last for a minimum of 45 minutes and a maximum of 90 minutes.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

Subjects and topics

    • Biology
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Energy and environment
    • General engineering
    • Structures, construction and civil engineering

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Linking curriculum learning to careers

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

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