St Stephen’s Experience

The St Stephen’s Experience gives children the opportunity to see behind the scenes of a shopping centre and learn about the different jobs involved.

Aims

  • To provide children with a workplace experience to raise aspirations for future careers
  • To learn how a shopping centre works and the different skills needed to make it run smoothly
  • To discuss and understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace
  • To develop an understanding of customer service and what is needed to ensure positive customer feedback
  • To gain an understanding of how the design of a shopping centre can affect how successful it is
  • To inspire children to pursue work experience opportunities in the retail industry
  • To promote speaking and listening skills and encourage team work

The Visit

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Meet staff and learn about their roles
  • See behind the scenes with a VIP tour of the centre including security and waste management
  • Clipboard challenge task
  • View from the roof – see the city and the centre design
  • Meet and chat over lunch in the Chill Out Zone
  • Interactive quiz about what they have seen and heard during the day

Primary Environmental Conference

Aims

  • To engage children in PLAN-IT-ECO conferences, promoting environmental understanding and awareness
  • To teach children about the environment and the planet and the effect we are having across the globe
  • To help children to understand that the choices they make and their actions effect the environment
  • To give children the skills, knowledge and motivation to recycle

Pre-visit

In the weeks leading up to the conference, children in each school take part in research, group discussions and   homework looking at environmental issues and the effect on the planet to prepare them for the conference.

The Visit

A full day conference with 72 children and staff and volunteers. In the morning, children explore issues such as sustainability, conservation, local and global environmental issues and the demand for and use of natural resources. They learn to Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. In the afternoon, they split into groups and each group play a different role in debating a real life environmental challenge. Groups represent: the government, environmentalists, banks, land and home owners and scientists so that they develop a greater understanding of the dynamics involved in protecting the planet. The afternoon workshop gives the young people a voice and develops their confidence in debating issues and forming and defending an opinion.

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.”
Read more at http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/children-take-to-the-streets-of-hull-to-find-out-what-you-think-of-your-city/story-30083008-detail/story.html#K1Kk1ukvhUDMlSAf.99

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