Children and parents from South Hiendley Junior, Infant and Early Years School in Wakefield paid a visit to UCB to explore career options and find out more about Higher Education (HE).

The pupils aged between 8 and 10 took part in a range of activities designed to get them thinking about their future and raise aspirations about what they could achieve. Using Play Doh, the children were tasked with making something related to the job they would like to do when they are older. Creations included Super Mario by an aspiring Special FX Artist and farm animals by a pupil who would like to become a farmer.

The visitors also took part in a tour of the campus and played careers bingo. They were then tasked with designing a poster to promote a club or society of their choice, these included a Farming Club, a Sports Club and a World War Re-enactment Society.

As part of the school project, they finished the day with a graduation ceremony where they received their certificates wearing a cap and gown.

Parents who attended on the day praised UCB staff on how well organised the event was and commented on how valuable the visit was to both themselves and their children. One parent said: “We had a brilliant day! My son Jude loved being shown around the university and seeing what the possibilities are for the future. It was a really valuable and informative experience that we would highly recommend.”

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