Youngsters get a taste of university

Kamil Kuleg with William Stukeley portrait during the history seminar.
Kamil Kuleg with William Stukeley portrait during the history seminar.
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Students at William Stukeley Church of England Primary School in Holbeach have begun university education.

The children, from Year 1 to Year 6, are spending Friday mornings attending seminars at Stukeley University in the school as part of a scheme to raise pupil aspiration and provide new opportunities to the pupils.

There are a range of subjects from which to choose, including media studies, history, world travel, nature studies, food technology, performing arts and even nail art.

The children, who have been given purple university t-shirts to wear while they are in the classes, must attend two hour long seminars a week for six weeks before they can “graduate”.

The school hopes that the seminars will make specific links to potential career paths; thus engaging children and raising the aspirations of the pupils.