Hundreds of pupils to get flavour of life at University

Photo opportunity: 9.30am-12pm on Tuesday, 6th May at Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill.


Hundreds of pupils from Dundee primary schools will tomorrow have the chance to write and perform their own play, plan a new town and try their hand at teaching during a major public engagement event at the University of Dundee.

The second Engage Dundee primary school event will see 350 pupils from St. Luke's & St. Matthew's, St Clement’s, SS Peter & Paul, Clepington, Fintry, Ancrum Road and Hillside schools take part in a series of interactive workshops and exhibitions at the University’s Dalhousie Building.

The purpose of the event is to give children in P4-P6 the opportunity to engage with academic initiatives and projects, and supports the ‘enhancing active learning’ component of Curriculum for Excellence. Academics from across the University’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) will lead sessions in their area of expertise to give pupils a flavour of what studying at university involves from a young age.

Professor Rob Duck, Acting Head of CASS, said, “We are delighted to be able to welcome so many pupils for our second Engage Dundee primary school event, which features more schools this time around.

“From climate change to comics, tsunamis to psychology, there is a huge range of topics to be covered and we hope that taking part will both help the pupils think about their learning in a new way and inspire them to attend University in later years.”

The event takes place from 9.30am-12pm on Tuesday, 6th May.


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