Mosaic took a group of 60 primary school girls, 20 of their mums, and 5 mentors on a fantastic afternoon out to the historic and distinguished University College London (UCL) this week, on a very special ‘World of World’ visit.
The purpose of the day was to explore university life, the campus, and meet some inspiring young people who are studying for degrees at UCL.
The visit began with a scavenger hunt where the girls, their mothers, teachers and mentors were split into groups to complete the challenge. The girls enjoyed running around the campus looking for clues and answers. Prizes included sharpeners, notebooks and bendy pencils!
We followed this with a tour around the Grants Museum of Zoology, where the children “ooh-d”, “aahh-d” and “eeew-d” over the exhibits, and learnt about which animals were carnivores and herbivores.
The girls were in awe when interviewing UCL Student Ambassadors about their university experiences and why they chose to go to university. One of the children even commented on how she is now considering becoming a doctor, specifically a paediatrician, when she grows up. All in all, it was a very inspiring, exciting day for the girls and their mothers!
Trips like this are designed to help the young people we mentor to raise their aspirations, look outside their normal horizons, and explore exciting new possibilities about the world of work and their individual future careers.
If you would like to help Mosaic organise more inspirational trips like this for young people from disadvantaged communities, we would love to hear from you. Find out more about becoming a mentor in a local school or consider making a donation to support our work. Thank you!