Cookstown High School pupils Nicole Glasgow and Jenny Crozier participated in a recent celebration event held in the Queens University of Belfast’s Whitla Hall for pupils involved in the Sentinus IT Bursary Placement Scheme and the Nuffield Research Placement Scheme.
These excellent placement schemes offer Year 13 pupils the opportunity to spend some weeks working in the science and IT related sector during the summer months. Nicole had a place on the Sentinus scheme and Jenny with Nuffield Research and the celebration event was an opportunity for them to join with pupils from schools across Northern Ireland to showcase projects they had worked on during their placements. These schemes are a great opportunity for pupils to discover what it is like to work a STEM related area and particularly attract pupils who study Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science. The pupils’ participation in the scheme was organised by Mr Conor Wilson, Head of Careers at the High School who said, “We are delighted that two of our pupils were able to get places on these schemes. In addition to developing their skills and exposing them to a real work setting we know that this opportunity will enhance their CV as they seek employment after university. I would like to thank Sentinus and Nuffield Research for their important work in extending opportunity to young learners.”