Streets of Hull

East Hull primary school children haven taken to the streets of Hull to ask people what they think about our city.

Around 30 children from Southcoates Primary School took part in Hull Children’s University’s Ambassadors of Hull experience, which saw them spend the day in the city centre finding out about the city’s greatest champions.

Watch: Pupils quiz members of the public about what they think of Hull

From poet Philip Larkin and campaigner William Wilberforce to comedian Lucy Beaumont and boxer Luke Campbell, the children spent the morning learning what an ambassador in a learning space at KCOM in Carr Lane before taking to the streets.

They then spent the afternoon trailing around the city centre, taking a look at the statues of some of Hull’s best-loved ambassadors.

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These included Andrew Marvell outside Holy Trinity Church, William Wilberforce outside Hull College, and Amy Johnson in Prospect Street.

The children also hunted out the copper tops on some of the older buildings, spotted the fish along the pavings in Old Town and admired The Blade, while speaking to representatives from Siemens about the sculpture.

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Year 6 pupil Harrison Donkin said: “I think it’s been really good and really interesting because I didn’t know that there were that many ambassadors from Hull.

“I think the most interesting bit was when we asked people what they thought about Hull. A lot said ‘I was born and bred in Hull’, that was quite a common phrase. A lot of people said they didn’t want it to change because they loved it how it is.”

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Fellow pupil Chalis Willis said it was good to supplement her existing knowledge about the history of the city. She said: “It’s made me quite proud to be from Hull.

“It’s been good to find out a little bit more about the history of the city.”

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Rosanna James, Hull Children’s University’s partnership manager said: “There are some children in Hull who might never had the opportunity to come into Hull city centre before and it’s about giving them that experience.

“It gives them the opportunity to learn about the city and about the city’s ambassadors too.

“They also get a certificate at the end of it saying they are now a Hull ambassador.”
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Hull Children’s University launches into the East Riding of Yorkshire

Building upon the success of 21 years of Hull Children’s University we are delighted to have finally brought Children’s University to the East Riding of Yorkshire thanks to grant funding from British Foreign Schools Society (until August 2017).

Lisa Whitton, East Riding Manager of Hull Children’s University said, “I feel incredibly proud to be leading on the expansion of Hull Children’s University in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It’s so important to inspire and raise the aspirations of our children at a young age and show them the incredible array of career opportunities available, linking the work they do in school is an essential part of achieving their future goals.”

The following eight East Riding Schools are part of the expansion of Hull Children’s University:.

  •  Bay Primary School, Bridlington
  •  Burlington Junior School, Bridlington
  •  Easington CE Primary Academy
  •  Hildethorpe Primary School, Bridlington
  •  Hornsea Burton Primary School
  •  New Pasture Lane Primary School, Bridlington
  •  Quay Academy, Bridlington
  •  Withernsea Primary School

We are also proud to work alongside the staff and Pupils at Harland House at Bridlington School who are part of our passport initiative.

The initial aim of our expansion work, was for each of the schools to take part in three of our learning experiences of their choice to bring areas of the National Curriculum to life. By using our concepts, ‘I’m Intelligent’, ‘I’m ambitious’, ‘I’m fit’, ‘I’m Healthy’, ‘I’m proud of my city’ and ‘I’m thinking of my future’, we are aiming to broaden their horizons and open their eyes to new experiences. Schools have requested 39 experiences, a 62.5% increase of the initial target!

Lisa said, “I have received a warm welcome when visiting schools, and they are genuinely excited about the range of learning experiences we have on offer. It has been our aim to add a new dimension to current learning in the classroom bringing these experiences to life.  For example, I have recently returned from taking Burlington Junior down to London for a ‘Kip on a Ship’ aboard HMS Belfast.  For some pupils, this was their first time on a train down to the capital City.  It was incredible to see the look on their faces as we came off the Tube walked towards the Tower of London for our visit and workshop, across the River the children looked on in awe as they saw for the first-time HMS Belfast where they would be sleeping.  Some of the children kept saying this is the best day of my life”

With the grant funding the programme until August, it is important that we raise funds to allow the expansion to continue. If you would like to be part of this exciting next chapter of our work please contact Lisa Whitton, East Riding Manager of Hull Children’s University lisa.whitton@hull.ac.uk or 07759 300495.

Berlin Marathon

On Sunday 25th September, Denys Fell and his two sons took on the huge task of running the Berlin Marathon – all to raise money for Hull Children’s University!

Denys owns Densholme Farm and allows us to take classes of children there for a fantastic educational day at the farm, delivered by Denys and his team.

Denys gave us a great account of the day:

“The Brandenburg Gate, the most famous landmark in Berlin, will never be the same for three of the farm’s running team.

Denys, Steve and Chris (father & sons) ran through the iconic building on Sunday, September 25, towards the end of the 26 miles road race through scenic Berlin at this year’s marathon in near-perfect conditions. The photo shows them pictured after the race with their medals near the Gate.

It was a personal best for Steve at just 13 seconds over three hours and almost one for Denys at four hours and thirty minutes.

Thanks go to Hull Trains and British Airways for very punctual travel, to the very hospitable German hosts, and to all our sponsors who have so far contributed to around £1400 for the fantastic Hull Children’s University.

What a memorable marathon!”

We are very grateful to the team for choosing to fund-raise for Hull Children’s University. Well done Denys, Steve and Chris!

Please show your support and donate to their page http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=DensholmeFarmRunningTeam

BBQ for HCU

Having a BBQ this summer? Did you know that your BBQ could help change local children’s lives?

BBQ for HCU is our brand new Summer Fundraiser.

Sign up to have a BBQ for HCU and help raise money to give disadvantaged children in Hull experiences that can change their lives!

All you need to is ask your BBQ guests to contribute a small donation (what they would spend on lunch) into your fundraising pot.

Why not have a corporate BBQ at your place of work? Or contact a local pub and ask them to host a BBQ for us!

Your donations will really make a difference! Choose a date, invite your guests and let the BBQs commence!

Whoever raises the most will win a brand new BBQ with attached smoker!

To sign up please visit here.

#BBQforHCU

Festivals for FREE

Fancy attending Download, Lattitude, V Festival or Electric Picnic for FREE? Sign up to be a charity concierge and attend the whole thing free of charge.

You will be on hand to take drinks orders, fetch breakfast to tents and offer assistance in pitching tents. Even though you will work shifts, you will still be given plenty of time off to enjoy the festival. Every penny raised by Charity Concierge will go towards helping vulnerable children.

You will have to get to the festival yourselves and bring your own tents and festival supplies. You will also be required to camp in the special concierge camp but you will be able to access the main camp if your friends are staying there.

If you are interested please call Rose on 01482 466045 or email rosanna.james@hull.ac.uk

Launch of BBQ for HCU

Hold a BBQ to support HCU!

BBQ for HCU is our brand new Summer Fundraiser.

Sign up to have a BBQ for HCU and help raise money to give disadvantaged children in Hull experiences that can change their lives!

All you need to is ask your BBQ guests to contribute a small donation (what they would spend on lunch) into your fundraising pot.

Why not have a corporate BBQ at your place of work? Or contact a local pub and ask them to host a BBQ for us!

Your donations will really make a difference! Choose a date, invite your guests and let the BBQs commence!

Whoever raises the most will win a brand new BBQ with attached smoker!

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