Antrim Enterprise Agency has received funding from Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland to deliver three science and enterprise based programmes to local youth clubs in the Antrim borough.
The programmes are part of the Antrim Biz Club, formed by Antrim Enterprise Agency, 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.
Leaders of Parkhall, Rathenraw and Crumlin youth clubs are delighted that Antrim Enterprise is delivering these programmes to their members as they feel it is always good to inspire and allow the youth of today to bring their creativity and imagination to the forefront, outside of the school environment.
Kerry McClintock, Antrim Enterprise Agency, said: “It is always great to deliver these programmes in the community.
“We have received such positive feedback from all those that have participated so far and so it is great to receive this financial support 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, package and market the product to potential investors and will work with Scientific Sue investigating the power of static electricity, magnets, circuits and movement.
Sue, from Science 2 Life, added: “These programmes fire the spirit of discovery while inspiring and encouraging the next generation to incorporate the STEM subjects into their futures. ”
Sinéad Tierney, Assistant Director, Lloyds TSB Foundation for NI, added: “We are delighted to be supporting this innovative work and hope that the project goes on to inspire many more young people in the Antrim area.”