17th June 1999

 

PUPILS WERE STUDENTS FOR A DAY

 

Fifteen pupils from a Hull primary school who play a part in the Children’s University were invited to be students for the day at a real city university.

 

John Knowles from the Access to Higher Education Project at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside invited the 11-year-old pupils from Endyke Primary School for a day of activities and a taste of university life.

 

The children, who brought parents and grandparents, learnt to count to ten in Japanese, heard a mini version of a lecture and took part in a workshop on Macbeth.

 

After lunch they used the university’s Internet facilities to find out more about ULH and discover more about their own hobbies and interests on-line.

 

Other Hull schools involved in the Children’s University visits this month include Fifth  Avenue, Kinloss, Flinton and Dales.

 

“These primary school pupils were just as we would wish university students to be,” said Mr Knowles. “They listened, took part and asked questions. We look forward to seeing them all again when they are 18, and become ‘grown-up’ university students!”

 

The project is funded by CityVision and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

 

Ends

 

Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk