The Cheshire Career Hub supports the University of Chester outreach event for primary school children from Winsford.
The University’s Outreach team hosted the Winsford Primary Pathways event, which saw six Winsford primary schools invited to the University to participate in a series of activities designed to broaden aspiration and awareness of the opportunities available within Higher Education. It is the largest primary school event of its kind that the Outreach team has run at the University. The children were able to explore a working university campus and meet staff and current students.
237 Year 6 pupils from Winsford High Street Community Primary School; Grange Community Primary School; Willow Wood Community Primary School; St Chad’s CE Primary School; Wharton CE Primary School and Oak View Primary Academy attended talks, a subject fair and were also given a Campus tour.
During the fair, the pupils participated in different activities form dressing up in clinical uniforms, to learning about personal wellbeing using an oximeter, had a go at using virtual and augmented reality devices amongst other activities, increasing their awareness of future career pathways and university opportunities, while allowing them to become familiar with a higher education environment.
The visit to the University of Chester is one of a series of events to inspire, inform and educate primary pupils about career pathways. To help pupils to contextualize their learning in the real world, the CWAC Raising Aspirations Project is linking learning with employers, colleges and universities to ensure young people’s future career choices are well informed and ambitious. The Cheshire Career Hub are proud do be working in tight collaboration with the local authority through a series of interventions aimed at inspiring and preparing young people for a career in health and care.