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Students Get A Taster For University Life

On 2nd October 14, Year 9 and 10 students visited the University of Kent to experience what life would be like as a University Student. 

On the 2nd October, 14 Year 9 and 10 students visited the University of Kent to experience what life would be like as a University Student.  The day was based on the statement ‘With power comes great responsibility’.  Students experienced a lecture on the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Genocide in Rwanda – they listened carefully to the lecturer and then asked many thoughtful questions.  They then took part in 2 very hands on sessions.   The first was a science taster session where they looked at ‘Plastic Propaganda’ – and built models representing the structures of plastic and what demonstrated what happens to them over time. The second was an economics taster session where they took part in a role playing game called ‘The Pearls Exchange game’ which helped them see the influence of supply and demand on the prices of items in a global economy.  Students fully engaged in both activities and found them both enjoyable and they stimulated much profound discussion.  Students ended the day with a campus tour and an opportunity to ask current students questions about their lives at University.  All students represented Fulston Manor extremely well.  Students commented that they found the day ‘amazing – really eye opening and enjoyable’, they said ‘I found the whole day amazing, especially the hands on sessions and the tour as we got to see all the facilities’