Full STEAM ahead for Almac Group’s Primary School Science Initiative

January 24, 2023

The Almac Group is giving almost 1,000 P6 and P7 children from 16 primary schools across Northern

Ireland access to “Science in a Box”, a fun and engaging curriculum-linked science program.

This is the second phase of Almac’s £45,000 investment in its STEAM box outreach program which is on track to reach 50 schools and approximately 3,000 children over the next three years.

This initiative is one part of Almac’s overall mission to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and technologists by helping children to learn vital science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) skills, sparking their natural curiosity about the world around them.

Dr Frances Weldon, STEM Outreach Manager for Almac Group said: “We are excited to engage with even more schools and pupils this year with this initiative.  It delivers fun, interactive Biology-based programs to P6 / P7 classes and supports teachers in the delivery of the World Around Us curriculum.   Over the course of five lessons, the children will learn about the building blocks of life, the human body and how it works.

“As well as increasing their scientific knowledge, this program will also help to develop creativity, communication and critical-thinking skills. At Almac, we are keen to help children understand that STEAM is for everyone and leads to so many diverse and fulfilling careers right here in Northern Ireland.”

Each of the schools will receive a Science-in-a-Box program, along with a training webinar, resources and support from staff at Almac and STEAM Education Ltd based in Cork.


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