Inspire to Aspire

We are hoping to run another Corngreaves University during Spring 2015. Until then, please enjoy reading about our previous University days. 

Wednesdsay 23rd October 2013 

Corngreaves University

Inspire to Aspire


After becoming an Academy on June 2013, we held our official launch day on 23rd October. As part of our celebrations, we held our first Congreaves University. Each module was run by members of staff who shared their talents from beyond the classroom with our children. The day was deigned to give children a taste of the range of skills and professions they could follow through Further Education.

Some of the modules included...

  • Bricklaying
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Batik
  • Archery
  • Emergency Services
  • Fine Arts
  • Falconry
  • Football
  • Cake Decorating
  • Dance
  • Sewing
  • Veterinary Science
  • Home Economics
  • Engineering

The children attended their modules in the morning, with children of different ages working together to achieve their learning. Many children produced products that they were able to take back to class. If their professors deemed that they had 'made the grade', then the children graduated with their scroll and cap.

 Following this, the children then held a 'Freshers Fair' to tell other children about their learning from the morning, using photographs to support their explanations. The enthusiasm was infectio and, as a result, we are hoping to open Corngreaves University on a more regular basis!