On Wednesday 28th June a group of Year 8 pupils went on a trip to Warwick University to take part in their FabFest Arts and Humanities Event. The event kindly hosted by the university was to provide pupils from a younger age the chance to experience what university life is like as we look to promote high aspirations from our pupils. This term our value is Being Supportive and it was great to see how the university was sharing that value with the event. It was also great to see how supportive our learners were with other schools as we made our way through the day.
Over the course of their time at the university the pupils had the chance to learn about Latin American History through an engaging interactive seminar session and what it is like to study film industry through analysing clips from Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and Star Wars. They also had the chance to use virtual reality headsets and write their names in mandarin during a bespoke lunchtime session. In the afternoon, pupils were guided around Warwick university campus and learned about the different sculptures on the site and the artistic design behind them. They also designed and names their own sculptures. At the end of the day, pupils had the opportunity to ask additional questions to the students guides about what life is like at Warwick University, the benefits of going to university and the different courses available.
We want to say a big thank you to the university who complimented our pupils on their conduct and shared with us just how fond they are when Etone arrive for a visit. With such a strong relationship with the university it ensure that our Humanities and Create departments can share some truly inspirational opportunities with our pupils. We can’t wait to come back next year.