Summer School

Programme Category: Primary
Target Group: 9 - 13
Availability: July - August
Duration: 1 Week

Programme Details:

Summer School Flyer 2016 Front Page

Future Cities – problem solving, practical activities, teamwork, computer coding and creativity – at a venue near you.

Summer School Flyer 2018

Application Form Summer School 2018

Summer School participants will be challenged with designing and building their “City of the Future”, addressing a wide range of issues.  They will have to consider how the city will feed itself, provide clean water for its citizens, how people will travel, where they will live, energy production, dealing with waste and much more.  Throughout the week they will carry out a range of problem solving challenges around the issues they need to address in the design of the city.

At the end of the week they will have an opportunity to build a model of their city and on the final day parents will be invited to view their work and hear the children explain how their city will function.

How Good is the Sentinus Summer School?”

To help you decide whether the programme offers value for money, we have quoted comments from just two of the many parents who took the time to write to us with their feedback.


“My girls are veterans of the summer camp scene having attended all variety of camps/ clubs over the last 5 years and they have unanimously agreed that this was by far their favourite (and getting agreement from my twins is an achievement in itself). They thoroughly enjoyed the entire week and were full of enthusiasm. They spoke very highly of the three leaders, commenting on how helpful and kind they were. From a parent’s perspective it was lovely to get an opportunity to see the outcome of all their hard work at the closing ceremony.  So I would just like to say thank you on behalf of my husband and myself. The girls are already pestering me to register them for next year.”


“Our 11 year old son took part in the week long summer scheme at Ballymena Academy. To say he loved it is an understatement!  Every day he came home saying “that was the best day yet”. His trainers made a great impression and we were regaled each evening with tales of adventures on the high sea.  I can’t recommend this company highly enough.”


Sentinus will run fourteen one week programmes during July and August 2018, taking place in:

  • Ballymena
  • Ballymoney
  • Bangor
  • Belfast
  • Cookstown
  • Derry
  • Downpatrick
  • Enniskillen
  • Newcastle
  • Newry
  • Newtownabbey
  • Omagh
  • Strabane.

Each day will commence at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm, although children can be dropped off at 8.30am and collected no later than 5.00pm, activities will be provided during these times. The cost per child, per week, is £95.00.

Sample Programme

Day 1 – Future City Design

Day 2 – Energy Production

Day 3 – Transport Networks

Day 4 – Food & Water Supply

Day 5 – Building the City & Presentations


For further information please download the Summer School Flyer 2018 and if you wish to apply for a place for your child on the programme download the Summer School Application Form Summer School 2018


To get a flavour of some of the activities from the 2016 programmes watch the videos below.







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