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As the home of STEM outreach in Northern Ireland, engaging 60,000 young people annually, Sentinus makes a vital contribution to the regional economy by helping address STEM skills shortages. With an emphasis on hands on activity and experiential, problem based learning in STEM subjects, Sentinus is inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, innovators, digital developers and entrepreneurs.

Through participation in Sentinus programmes, young people of all ages develop important employability and STEM skills, helping them prepare to become contributors to the local economy. They gain a real understanding of the value of the subjects as a foundation on which to build a career in any sector. Sentinus works with every post-primary school and approximately 330 primary schools each year in Northern Ireland.

With a proven track record of more than 30 years, Sentinus has a wealth of experience in developing and delivering activities and events specifically designed to engage, excite and inspire young people in the STEM subjects and works with a wide range of partners and UK professional bodies, delivering national, as well as locally developed, programmes in Northern Ireland. Sentinus considers practical engagement to be key to stimulating interest among young people in the STEM subjects.

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3 experiences with Sentinus


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.

  • Ages 6 to 11
  • Online
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free in Northern Ireland

Primary STEM Workshops

Practical STEM workshops covering a wide range of topics, designed to support the delivery of the World Around Us area of learning.

  • Ages 5 to 11
  • In-school
  • Full day
  • Free to schools in Northern Ireland

Secondary STEM Workshops

Practical STEM workshops to excite and enthuse young people about STEM subjects.

  • Ages 12 to 15
  • In-school
  • Full day
  • Free in Northern Ireland