22nd July 1999

 

KIDS HAVE DESIGNS ON A SUPER STADIUM

 

Interior design experts at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will be passing on their expertise to children from the Bransholme Education Action Zone next week.

 

The visit by 30 pupils to the Hull School of Architecture on Tuesday (27th July) is part of a two-week summer school project during which the 11-year-olds will prepare and present their ideas for a new super sports stadium in Hull.

 

They will spend next week talking to a range of experts, including academics from the Hull School of Architecture, before presenting their proposals to the board taking charge of The Deep project.

 

John Knowles, who runs the university’s Access to HE scheme, and Interior Design course leader Chris Hay will lead groups in a workshop at the School of Architecture looking at how best to redevelop parts of Hull.

 

“The kids will be looking at a particular old building in the city centre and coming up with ideas for its redevelopment,” said Mr Knowles.

 

“This project will fill the gap in the transfer from primary to secondary school,” he added. “It’s also an opportunity for the children to sample life as an undergraduate and tackle the kind of work in a real context that students in the School of Architecture are involved in every day of the week.”

 

The 30 children from all the 14 primary schools in Bransholme were selected for the summer school after achieving level 5 in their SATs exams. “The summer school is for the gifted and talented children in the Bransholme Education Action Zone,” commented organiser Mark Pinchbeck. “The involvement of the university is to help out with work such as designing, modelling and creating something real rather than simply working on a sheet of paper.”

 

Reporters and photographers are welcome at the School of Architecture on George Street (studio 610) between 12 noon and 3pm on Tuesday 27th July.

 

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042