Children as early as four have agreed to apply the University of Newington.
Pupils of age groups have enrolled and explored weekly of university style learning at Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate.
Each teacher ran a training course and pitched their information via video and pupils from Reception class to Year 6 was able to choose the subjects they needed to learn more about.
The courses were diverse – party planners arranged their dream parties, while microbiologists learned exactly about how bacteria spreads, tested their own hands for bacteria, and watched it grow in petri dishes over the week!
‘Zookeepers’ researched about different zoo animals making it lion masks, while referees and sport leaders honed their football skills and tested their fitness and stamina.
Jewellery makers crafted a selection of accessories including owl badges and necklaces made out of clay; florists learnt flower arranging skills which made floral crowns; and sweetness therapists styled hair, and practised manicures, pedicures and hand massage.
Community heroes were litter picking, and they also learnt some sign language and explored what must feel for people in our community with sight and hearing difficulties.
Palaeontologists were digging for dinosaur bones and old pottery inside of a special dig in the school grounds, while young photographers developed their skills in composition plus taking pictures outside.
Other courses focussed on construction, the military, estate agents, hospitality, politics, dentistry, music, dance and also the performing arts, art and languages.
Teacher Dani Jamieson co-ordinated Newington University 2018. She said: “The focus of every week will be to provide kids an insight on the world of work, develop new skills, collaborate with some other children and adults and learn which jobs they are considering when they’re older.
“They pupils responded well and were engrossed into their new studies.”
Visiting guests included an elegance therapist, florist, and a artist, and also the week received support from your University of Kent.
Head Teacher Cliff Stokes: “This is one of the most eagerly anticipated and exciting portions of the school year as pupils develop their knowledge, skills and familiarity with possible careers that they have a desire for.
“The lessons are which is designed to be fun yet highly educational. Can be this different kind of chance to learn will raise aspirations for the children and cause them to take a look at university whenever they leave their secondary education.
“Newington pupils have gone to Oxbridge along with other university education pathways, and now we see our Newington University week each year like a vital foundation inside their chance to learn that is fun also.”