Primary Explorers Day (Virtual) - 21 June

Date and time
Tuesday, 21 June 2022
09.30 - 15.00


Year group: Year 5/6
Maximum size of group: 30


Our virtual Primary Explorers Days will give pupils the chance to learn more about the University and explore university courses and careers. Pupils will learn more about what a university is, what courses they can study, and take part in a virtual treasure hunt campus tour. Pupils will also have the opportunity to ask questions to our current students to find out what it's really like to study and live at university. 

The event will take place on Microsoft Teams and school staff will be sent a link to access the session and resources ahead of the event. If you have any questions about the event, please email wateam@derby.ac.uk.

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Five students throwing their graduation caps in the air.

As many of the children at our school come from deprived and low socio-economic backgrounds, it was really valuable to see that University is something which they can ALL aspire to do one day.

Year 6 Teacher, Ashwood Spencer Academy
Primary Explorers Day 2021

Schedule for the day*

9:30 am Welcome and introductions on MS Teams
10:00 am What is a university?
11:00 am Virtual treasure hunt campus tour
13:00 pm Interview a student & mini-course tasters
14:00 pm Mini graduation ceremony
15:00 pm  Finish and evaluations

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*Schedule subject to change. Whilst all activities will be introduced on MS Teams, pupils will receive booklets to complete activities in the classroom. Breaks can be taken when necessary. 

100%of teachers rated the event good or excellent**Widening Access evaluation data 2021
95%of students felt they knew what university was after the event**Widening Access evaluation data 2017/18
100%of teachers felt the project improved student's understanding of university**Widening Access evaluation data 2017/18
A primary school aged student colouring in a picture in a classroom.
Primary Explorers Day certificates surrounded by stickers and badges.
Two primary aged students building a structure of a university in a classroom.

Widening Access event enquiry form

If you would like to attend this event please complete this form with details of your enquiry, feel free to add in any additional questions. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

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