Reporter 402, 19 May 1997


On the right trail

Local pupils are turning detective in a scheme to make University entry a realistic goal for inner city children. By following trails around the campus, Year nine schoolchildren explore the campus and see what university life has to offer. The scheme, run by the Access Office, is funded by money from the Single Regeneration Budget allocated to raising children's awareness of Higher Education. Twelve inner city schools have been invited to participate.

The Access Office has also held five ACE days (Aiming for a College Education) which are full day events consisting mainly of games about HE. Children also visit the Computing Department to learn about the World Wide Web and the Museum of Education. Some children on a recent trail held as a joint venture with Agnes Stewart School and City of Leeds Schools wrote poems inspired by what they had seen.

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