We offer a range of sustained and coherent primary activities which are designed to increase aspiration and attainment levels as well as informing about the excitement of engaging in Higher Education. 

Find out about the highlights and learning outcomes for your students for each event we offer. Alternatively view our Primary School Activity Brochure which gives details on the events and opportunities we have available.

Please note activities are subject to availability so please send us an email, detailing the events you are interested in and your availability.    

Year 5

  • How to construct an aerodynamic vehicle
  • The meaning of the term engineering
  • The roles and responsibilities of an engineer
  • Using creative, imaginative skills to engage with an HE degree topic
  • Raising students curiousity with regards to HE study
  • Student will gain a better understanding of good nutrition and the eat well guide
  • Explore the nutritional benefits of different foods and different nutritional requirements of people
  • Group working, communication and independent learning 
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of lawyers, judges and the jury
  • Enhanced speaking and listening skills
  • Increased confidence in problem solving 
  • Students will enrole as 'Green Ninjas' playing their part in maintaining a greener and healthier planet
  • Understand climate change and global warming 
  • Learn how to tackle climate change and global warming with a personalised approach or by being involved in a collective movement 
  • Students will engage with human biology and medicine 
  • Develop practical skills by exploring the bones in our body and what makes up blood
  • Increased understanding of skeletons and blood biology 

This workshop will inspire and enthuse Year 5 students to think about Higher Education. Students will explore the concept of University by participating in interactive and fun activities facilitated by staff members and current university students. At the end of the session, the students will also have the chance to design and present their very own university!

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Year 6

  • Students will be introduced to the exciting area of biosciences
  • Recreate the sound of laser guns and how our eyes can deceive us
  • Can you make a chemical reaction with your mouth?
  • Students will enhance speaking and listening skills
  • Delve into their imaginations, be creative with plots and transform into some world famous characters
  • Increase confidence and team building skills

Students will have the opportunity to learn about university, talk to current University students and participate in interactive, fun and diverse subject activities

Learning outcomes:

  • Students to develop a better understanding of what university is, the pathways to university and the social and educational benefits of going to university
  • Students will develop subject specific knowledge, the educational pathways to study these particular subjects and the careers these specific subjects can lead to

Summer 2018 dates TBC

2016 feedback:

91% of students agreed the Mad About Fair has helped them understand what university is

77% of students agreed the Mad About Fair has helped them feel more confident about new subjects

75% of students said they will work hard or very hard at school after this event

"It was a really organised and practical day. Children enjoyed a lot. Thank you!!" (year 6 teaching assistant)

  • Workshops focusing on developing students imagination, creative thinking, and use of descriptive language 
  • Student will explore the richness and diversity of language 
  • Student will develop group working skills and finish the workshop by creating a character of their own using descriptive language and words from Gobblefunk (Ronald Dahl's own language)
  • Students will build their own circuits before exploring conductive materials
  • Learn to identify different types of circuits and their components 
  • Identify how electronic devices are powered and programmed through circuits 
  • Students will learn about how probability can vary within a game whilst being introduced to game theory
  • Identify patterns and mathematical techniques found within a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors 
  • Explore mathematical patterns, puzzles and theories 
  • Can your students deduce who created the rubbish in the boxes
  • Students will develop skills thinking analytically and creating arguments
  • Students will gain an understanding of what archaelogy is 

Our Year 6 Transition School is a two day non-residential event that aims to support Y6 pupils with their transition from primary to secondary education. Students are invited on our campus to attend sessions where they learn about secondary school, participate in different group activities and improve their self-esteem and confidence.

The following dates are available:

  • 7th - 8th August 

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Enquire about our events

Email the Widening Participation and Outreach team at or call Caroline on our reception on 01483 689943.