Primary Thematic Units: STEM

Supporting the statutory requirements for the Areas of Learning of the NI Curriculum at Key Stage 2. Read more...

Norn Iron's Ordinary Heroes

A comic celebrating people who have achieved extrordinary success in the areas of STEM. Read more...

STEM in Minecraft

Pupils develop empathy for how people lived in Viking times by overcoming a number of problems encountered through everyday Viking life, in Minecraft! Read more...


Case Studies

Promoting STEM through the NI Curriculum

Making Learning Connections

STEM Innovation

CCEA adopted innovation as a tool that could be used by schools to bring about lasting change in terms of adding value to their STEM provision. Schools were given the opportunity to gain an insight into and discuss innovation in STEM education. Read more...

Assessing UICT through STEM Futures

This case study shows a good example of how careful selection of curriculum material leads to work which satisfies several statutory requirements at once. Read more...

STEM Heroes

Schools across Northern Ireland had the opportunity to celebrate and share STEM Heroes in their local community. This booklet gives a summary of some of the exciting work that was carried out by pupils in both Primary and Post-Primary schools. Read more...


Sports Science



Who Rainey Endowed School and Woods Primary School
Duration 5 weeks
Key Stages 2 and 3
Subject Strands Science, Technology and Design and Mathematics
Cross-curricular Skills Using Maths
Key Elements Employability and Personal Health
Business Links Atkins

The project was organised over 5 weeks and delivered during subject classes in Science, Technology and Design and Mathematics. In the last week of the project Year 10 pupils, from Rainey Endowed School, mentored Year 7 pupils for a day. The school based part of the project was followed by a one day STEM event which was held at Meadowbank Sports Arena. The project also spliced messages about the Key Element of Personal Health and the world of work into the Science and Technology activities. A core intention of the project was to bring pupils into contact with representatives of industry and business who apply Science and Technology in their work. Taking part in a mentoring exercise with a feeder primary school also gave participants a chance to consolidate their learning by sharing their experiences with younger pupils.