On Wednesday 7th January, Loughborough University hosted an exciting day of activities for over 100 local Year 8 students focussing on the importance of English and Maths, not just in school but beyond into college, university and work.
The event was organised by WP staff from Loughborough University, De Montfort University and the University of Leicester supported by VESA 13-19 Education Support Agency. Sessions were delivered by academic staff and students from the three HEIs.
The schools which took part were Limehurst Academy [Loughborough], Woodbrook Vale School [Loughborough], Ibstock Community College, New College [Leicester], Fullhurst Community College[Leicester] and Babington Community College [Leicester].
The Year 8 students took part in three highly engaging and fun activities throughout the day which also illustrated how Maths and English are applied in a wide range of contexts. These included “Fishing for the Thief”, “Rocket through Maths and English” and a “Potted History of Maps”.
Feedback from students after the event included the following comments:
Feedback from school staff who attended included:
This was the first time that our local HEIs had collaborated on planning and delivering such an event and with such positive feedback, hopefully we will be able to offer it again to local schools in the near future. If you have any questions about the event please contact Tim Farthing at VESA on firstname.lastname@example.org