Belfast Harbour improves STEM support with science workshops for schools

  • Belfast Harbour is now working with mobile educational lab Science Starz to bring hands-on science experiment workshops to primary and nursery schools.

    If Northern Ireland's tech sector is to maintain its current pace of rapid development, more students will need to start studying STEM-related subjects. Belfast Harbour has been tackling this problem one classroom at a time with the help of science education organisation Science Starz. The group has recently been running STEM workshops across four of Belfast's main primary schools.

    Science Starz aims to show children that science is for girls as much as it is for boys, and the scheme itself is run by women. Several employers also attended the events in order to prove how passionate their industries are in promoting STEM subject study at a young age. 

    Belfast Harbour's Communications and Corporate Responsibility Manager Jenni Barkley was positive about the event: "Belfast Harbour believes it is essential that we play out a part in creating the workforce of the future and ensuring there is enough talent directed toward the STEM subjects that are already in such high demand in the fast-growing engineering, technology and digital sectors"

    "Science Starz brings STEM to life with exciting, fun experiments that really engage the children at the schools we visited," explained Science Starz Director Elita Frid, adding "If we can show both girls and boys that studying STEM opens a wide and varied range of career options. Gives us a better chance of creating the talent pool the Northern Ireland economy will need in years to come."

    SOURCE: Science Starz Press Release

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