Thirty pupils from two primary schools who are part of Salisbury Plain Academies spent the day at Bath Spa University recently.
The Year 6 children from Bulford St Leonard’s and St. Michael’s were given the chance to look around the campus accompanied by student ambassadors from the university. It’s part of an initiative by Bath Spa to inspire children from a young age and give them knowledge on what they will need to do in order to get to university.
The pupils also took part in a Gamelan music session. Year 6 pupil Kushal Gurung said: “This is really tricky!” as he tried the instruments.
“After our music session we went on a campus tour,” said class teacher Rosie Wheeler. “We got to see the halls of residence that were on campus as well as the library and the lecture theatres. After lunch, we had the chance to look at some prospectus from different university and find out about the courses they run at Bath Spa.”
Next the children were put into teams to create an outfit that describes the course they had chosen and the other teams had to guess what the course was. Finally, they took part in their very own graduation service; making their own mortar boards and even throwing them up into the air!
“The children had a fantastic day and it certainly inspired them to think about attending university when they are older,” said class teacher, Rosie Wheeler.
Year 6 pupil Natalie Atkinson was impressed with the visit. “I really want to go to Bath Spa University when I am older.”