17th August 2000
KIDS CATCH BUG FOR LEARNING ON CAMPUS
Hull children spent two fun-filled days at the Lincoln campus of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside last week when they were offered a snapshot of student life.
Staying on campus in the halls of residence, the 40 children from primary schools across Hull came to Lincoln as part of the Children’s University scheme, which encourages an interest in learning and higher education.
Steve Watson, who graduated in Media Production this summer, led a team of students who helped the nine and ten-year-olds write and film a script using the university’s industry-standard cameras and other equipment.
Two groups of 20 children from Hull primary schools including Lambwath, Dorchester and Frances Askew stayed in Lincoln over four days.
Children’s University manager John Butterick brought the children and their teachers down to Lincoln for a visit co-ordinated with the involvement of Karen Raynes from the university’s Marketing Department.
“It was marvellous to see so many children here on campus enjoying themselves but catching a glimpse of student life at the same time,” said Karen, Marketing Officer for Education Liaison.
“We spread the word on the value of a university education to young people, regardless of background. The Children’s University is an excellent focus for Hull youngsters who might not otherwise consider university as an option.”
The film project involved the children working in a team to brainstorm ideas, create a storyboard and film the video themselves after studying camera techniques.