Norwich Edutainment Centre

About Us

Our Mission

At STEMEX, we’re dedicated to creating an inclusive and vibrant learning environment that nurtures curiosity, fosters innovation, and celebrates diversity. Our mission is to empower children of all abilities, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), through hands-on, interactive STEM workshops and activities. By integrating creativity with critical thinking and problem-solving, we aim to inspire the next generation of thinkers, creators, and innovators. In our welcoming space, every child is valued, every question encouraged, and every discovery applauded, ensuring a rich educational journey that transcends the traditional boundaries of learning

Our Vision

At STEMEX, we’re driven by the belief that every child deserves access to quality STEM education. Our team, led by Sohail, Jawad, and Anoosha, is dedicated to providing an inclusive, supportive, and engaging environment where children of all abilities, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), can explore, learn, and thrive. Through hands-on activities, innovative workshops, and a commitment to sustainability, we aim to inspire the next generation of thinkers, creators, and problem solvers. Join us on this exciting journey to unlock your child’s potential and ignite their curiosity in the fascinating world of STEM.

Team Introductions for STEMEX Website

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Sohail Khalil

Director of Operations and STEM education P.E, ImechE U.K, ASMIE, Six Sigma

With a rich background in STEM education and green skills, Sohail Khalil brings his expertise to STEMEX as the Director of Operations. Since May 2023, Sohail has been pivotal in realizing the centre’s vision of fostering innovative and engaging STEM-based learning in Norwich. His dedication to sustainability and environmental consciousness aligns with our mission to educate young minds about green skills. Sohail’s leadership ensures that our edutainment packages stimulate critical thinking and nurture future engineers, making learning fun and impactful.
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Anoosha Tasaddaq

Marketing Director

Anoosha Tasaddaq brings a unique blend of medical knowledge and managerial expertise to her role as Floor Manager at STEMEX. Holding a Doctor of Medicine degree, her medical background equips her with a deep understanding of the needs of SEND children, enabling her to contribute significantly to our inclusive learning environment. Anoosha’s experience as a student counselor has honed her skills in empathetic communication, making her adept at building rapport with students, parents, and caregivers alike. Her managerial experience, encompassing staff hiring and training, further enhances her capacity to lead our team effectively, ensuring smooth daily operations and the delivery of exceptional customer service. Anoosha’s multifaceted background is instrumental in fostering a supportive, engaging, and educational atmosphere, where every child is valued and encouraged to explore their potential.

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Jawad Iqbal

Commercial Director

Jawad Iqbal’s transition from overseeing operations at the Norwich Muffin Break to steering the helm as a director at STEMEX underscores his entrepreneurial drive and dedication to fostering community ties. His dynamic portfolio spans the hospitality sector to technology, enriching his directorial role with vast business management and customer engagement insights. Armed with an Electronics Engineering background and profound expertise in software development, Jawad is adept at guiding children through the realms of coding, programming, robotics, troubleshooting, artificial intelligence, and other advanced technologies. His vision for the Edutainment Centre is to cultivate a space of creativity and innovation, inspiring the next generation to embrace STEM fields and evolve into solution-oriented, forward-thinking individuals.
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Sanjay

Galactic Greeter

Galactic Greeter: Meet Sanjay The Spaceman, the friendly face of our team! Every weekend, he beams with excitement as he welcomes budding astronauts of all ages to explore our universe of STEM wonders. Due to his busy schedule travelling through time and space during weekdays, you can only catch him outside our Norwich Centre on the weekends, spreading joy and cosmic cheer. Don’t miss the chance to snap a pic with him and make memories that are truly out of this world!

FAQ about the booking process.

Our workshops are designed for children aged 4 to 13+, with each session tailored to ensure age-appropriate and engaging content for all participants.

Yes, we offer specially designed workshops to support children with SEND, providing sensory-friendly environments and adaptive learning methods to meet their unique needs.

Absolutely! We provide special weekday programs for homeschooling families, offering a unique blend of hands-on learning and creativity at discounted rates. We offer flexibility in course content, ages, and group sizes, ensuring affordability and customization to homeschoolers’ needs.

Schools are encouraged to contact us directly to book visits. We provide a variety of STEM experiences and can accommodate groups for interactive and educational trips, tailored to the school’s curriculum needs.

Our workshops include a wide range of activities, from building and programming robots to conducting hands-on science experiments and engaging in creative play with our extensive collection of educational tools and resources.

Yes, we offer customizable birthday party packages and private events, providing a fun-filled environment with STEM-based activities, games, and learning opportunities. Our packages are priced variably to cater to different needs, starting from £200 to £1000.

Bookings can be made directly through our website’s booking system. For further assistance with scheduling and payment options, please contact us via Google, Instagram, or Facebook, and we will provide you with the necessary booking links.

Our on-site café serves a variety of snacks, drinks, and meal options for both children and adults, offering a comfortable seating area for families to enjoy.

Ensuring safety is our top priority. Our tutors undergo DBS checks, and we maintain a supervised environment at all times. First aid is available on-site 24/7 to address any emergencies.

Yes, it’s possible to book the entire centre or part of it during our opening hours. For pricing and arrangements, please get in touch with us directly.

Castle Quarter’s Car Park 1 and Car Park 2 provide over 900 parking spaces, conveniently located for visitors to our centre.

Our centre is equipped with disabled facilities, including a WC toilet and classrooms with height-adjustable tables to accommodate wheelchair users.

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