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Enkalon Foundation brings science and enterprise to life

Sue McGrath of Science 2 Life pictured with members of St. Comgall's Youth Club taking part in the Antrim Biz Club jitterbug programme. INAT10-402AC

Sue McGrath of Science 2 Life pictured with members of St. Comgall's Youth Club taking part in the Antrim Biz Club jitterbug programme. INAT10-402AC

Antrim Enterprise Agency receives funding from Enkalon Foundation to deliver two fun and interactive science based magic programmes, Jitter Bugs and Dragsters to St Comgall’s Youth Club, as part of the Antrim Biz Club suite of programmes.

Antrim Biz Club, formed by Antrim Enterprise Agency, is a range of educational and enterprising programmes promoting the world of enterprise and science in a fun and interactive way, making young people think about how they can incorporate these themes into their futures.

Kerry McClintock, Antrim Enterprise Agency, said: “We have been delivering these programmes to local schools and the community for a number of years now and every time we deliver the buzz is just fantastic and so motivating.

“We have received such positive feedback from all those that have participated so far and so it is great to receive further financial support from Enkalon Foundation to allow us to continue to deliver to others.”

During the course of the programmes the young people will have the opportunity to design, manufacture and market the product to potential investors and will work with Scientific Sue investigating the power of static electricity, magnets, circuits and movement as well as learning about the key forces around us and how these impact on products being made nowadays.

Sue added: “Science and technology is vital to the growth of our economy, programmes like these aim to encourage more students to choose STEM based subjects as these are becoming increasingly relevant and necessary in today’s workplace.”

 

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