Saint Paul’s was delighted welcome students from Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University to the school where they engaged pupils in their ‘Star Student’ workshops.
The event was hosted by undergraduate students from the universities and was designed to make certain that all the pupils involved are encouraged to consider applying to university and reaching their full potential.
The aim of the visit was to raise the aspirations and motivation of the pupils by showing them the benefits of progressing to university whilst at the same time enjoying themselves and having fun.
The pupils were spilt into teams of two and played a game that allows them to find out information and ask questions about going to university. Topics covered included the range of degrees offered, pathways to university, finance, the students union and clubs and enrichment.
“This was an excellent opportunity for our pupils to get an insight into what life at university is like,” commented Mrs Claire Hunt, Assistant Headteacher. “The pupils were able to spend some time talking to the students and realised that, with some hard work and dedication, university could be a realistic future option for them.”
“The pupils were able to learn about university life in a fun and engaging environment,” explained Head Teacher, Mrs Fiona Minshall. “We appreciate the chance to show our pupils at an early age some of the possibilities open to them to raising their aspirations and motivations. We hope that this will motivate them to think about their future career ambitions and inspire them to achieve their full potential.”