North Antrim Assembly Member Mervyn Storey has congratulated the staff and pupils from Balnamore Primary School on their recent participation at the Sentinus Young Innovators event.
Sentinus Young Innovators, which includes the Big Bang Fair Northern Ireland, is an exciting event for young people of all ages offering an opportunity to engage in hands on science and engineering activities.
At the event pupils engaged in practical STEM workshops, including robotics, computer programming, flight and archaeology and attended entertaining science shows about pyrotechnics and air.
Mervyn commented: “This is a fantastic event, and the young people from Balnamore Primary School did so well with their ‘Fun-Guys’ project, which involved promoting produce and recycling by growing and selling mushrooms.
“The main aim of the event is to inspire young people in the STEM subjects. We need to leave young people with a spirit of inquiry and encourage them to carry out project work in science and technology so that they will become the next generation of scientists and engineers.”