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Primary

We offer an inspirational suite of primary school activities, designed to engage Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to Year 6 pupils. Our Primary2Uni sessions can be delivered in a variety of different ways to suit the needs of your school. Whether we come into your school to deliver a Primary2Uni day with a whole year group, host a live online session, or give your class a tour of the campus, we’re sure we’ll find a way to meet your needs.

Primary2Uni

The aim of Primary2Uni is to introduce university to primary school pupils in a fun and interactive way. We have designed our sessions to raise aspirations and attainment, while providing your pupils with an insight into higher education and our degree courses. 

Our Primary2Uni sessions are aligned to the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum, NERUPI Framework and Gatsby Benchmarks, and can be built around your requirements. Please complete our expression of interest form to find out more.

Activities

Primary2Uni Day

Event length: Various
Location: On-campus

Primary2Uni events allow pupils to visit us on campus to experience life as a university student for the day. These events aim to raise aspirations and attainment, whilst providing your pupils with an insight into higher education. Primary2Uni Days include a campus tour.

Gatsby Benchmark: 4, 7
NERUPI Framework: Know, Become, Practise


Degree or No Degree

Session length: 40-60 minutes
Location: In person session, live online session, pre-recorded video, or self-delivery by teacher

This session gives pupils the opportunity to consider their own career aspirations. Pupils will participate in this interactive presentation, investigating which careers require a degree and which require an alternative pathway. They will also explore different qualifications leading up to studying at university. This session can be used to introduce pupils to careers, future aspirations, and pathways.          

Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 4, 7
NERUPI Framework: Know, Choose


My University Guide

Session length: 40-60 minutes
Location: In-person session, live online session, pre-recorded video, or self-delivery by teacher

What is higher education? What is university? This session introduces pupils to the concept of higher education and the opportunities it could offer them. Pupils will also be made aware of the wide range of subjects that are available to study. 

Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 4, 7
NERUPI Framework: Know, Choose, Understand


Inside the Doctor’s Bag

Duration: 40-60 minutes
Location: In-person session, live online session, pre-recorded video, or self-delivery by teacher

During this session, pupils will learn about the role of doctors and healthcare professionals. By exploring inside the doctor’s bag, pupils will find out more about the different types of equipment that doctors, and other healthcare professionals, use.

Gatsby Benchmark: 2, 4, 7
NERUPI Framework: Choose, Understand


Preparing for the Next Step

Duration: 40-60 minutes
Location: In-person session, live online session, pre-recorded video, or self-delivery by teacher

This session will help pupils to prepare for their transition to middle, secondary or high schools. It will introduce pupils to different learning environments, focus on personal strength and coping strategies, and link resilience to academic achievement and aspirations.

Gatsby Benchmark: 7
NERUPI Framework: Practise, Understand


Skills Builder

Session Length: 40-60 minutes
Location: In-person session, live online session, or self-delivery by teacher

What are skills and why are they important? This interactive session focuses on the skills pupils are already developing each day, allowing pupils to understand how they will be useful in their futures and how they can improve them further.

Gatsby Benchmark: 7
NERUPI Framework: Practise, Understand


Global Ethnic Majority (GEM)

Duration: 40-60 minutes
Location: In-person session or live online session

This session is designed to raise awareness of racism and discrimination, and to allow your pupils to reflect on their own choices and behaviours.

Gatsby Benchmark: 7
NERUPI Framework: Become

Get in touch

Can't find what you're looking for? Simply get in touch and we'll be happy to discuss your requirements: pre16activities@sunderland.ac.uk