Woodlands students in Year 6 will be taking part in a focus group at Lotherton Hall this month as part of the IntoUniversity programme. Upon completion students will graduate from The University of Leeds – with hats and gowns!
The opportunity has arisen from a collaboration with IntoUniversity for Year 6 students to join in with 5 days of concentrated learning on a topic which supports the curriculum, in Woodlands case this is WW1 and WW2.
The programme offers four days of workshops on a curriculum based topic chosen by the Academy, a transition workshop for moving to secondary school, and a university and aspirations workshop where students will have the opportunity to discuss their futures and how to get there.
Lead organiser Poppy Lewis said: "For some of our children, who come from deprivation, it's all about changing history and mind-sets when it comes to University and education. The focus groups are a great way to open students up to the world of Further Education and show students that University is certainly achievable, and something they can strive towards. I believe that education is one of the only things that cannot be taken away from you.”
We believe our students here at Woodlands Primary Academy will find the process engaging, and a real eye opener about their ability to aim higher within their current education and see the importance of their futures.
The week will culminate with a full-day visit to the University of Leeds where the Year 6 classes will meet undergraduates and celebrate their hard work with a formal graduation ceremony, where family members are invited to attend.
For more information about how you can attend your child’s Graduation Ceremony please contact Poppy Lewis.