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Saturday 21 June 2014 (booking now)
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University Challenge primary school project

primary school graduationThere is considerable evidence that attitudes toward learning are formed early. The Government have recognised this fact and are encouraging universities to work with under-represented groups in primary schools in order to change attitudes and sow the seeds of raised ambition.

The University of Essex Outreach team runs 'University Challenge', a primary school project which involves working with 16 local primary schools. The project has three phases; University students and staff visiting the school, a day at the University campus, and a graduation ceremony.

Phase one – a member of the Outreach team will visit the students in their school, along with some current students and run a session on higher education, and what it is all about.

Phase two – six schools at a time will bring their students to the university campus and take part in subject taster sessions and a campus treasure hunt. All the activities are tailored to the ages of the students, and current students will accompany your students throughout the whole day.

Phase three – graduation. All the students are invited back to the University of Essex campus where they will have a graduation ceremony which their parents/carers can also attend. Throughout the whole programme student will be contributing to their very own university diary. This will be presented to them at their graduation ceremony along with a certificate.

Contact the Outreach team for more information.