On the 3rd of June, Westminster University welcomed New City Primary School and Elsley Primary Schools onto their campus to explore University life, the campus and to meet some inspiring students! 30 girls aged 9-11 years old, their mothers and mentors spent an afternoon at the University, located in exciting Westminster in London.
The visit consisted of a University Campus Quiz 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 goody bags of pencil cases, notebooks and pencils!
The girls also took part in an interactive session with Westminster University’s Student Ambassadors where they learnt more about students’ degree choices and their involvement with various clubs and societies. They then completed an activity selecting which degree subjects they would like to study in the future. These ranged from architecture, to fashion design and medicine.
Phello Ekango, a Teacher at Elsley Primary School said: “The University visit is absolutely fantastic! It will open the doors and eyes to our girls about the possibilities and what they can strive for. The organisation is very well done, presentation, tour and quiz, it has been a fun and information packed day! Thank you Westminster University and Mosaic!”
A mother of one of the girls at Elsley Primary School added: “This is fantastic! I am very happy to see the University and especially the variety of subjects, and most importantly the variety of people who attend University. My daughter is usually so shy, but I have noticed improved self confidence in her from participating on the Mosaic programme. I am very happy I was able to attend.”
A girl from New City Primary School said: “This is fun! My favourite part was seeing the Deep End Cinema, and learning more about what the Student Ambassadors do. One day, I can come to Westminster University and tell little girls about my experience too, just like my Student Ambassador did for me today.”
Learn more about Mosaic’s primary school programme