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First Campus National Saturday Club – Science and Art & Design – London Visit

Thursday 7 December 2017

The First Campus National Saturday Club – Science is just one of three Clubs within the UK!



Club members visited London’s Central Saint Martin’s, College of Art & Design and The Design Museum, as part of the First Campus National Saturday Clubs in Science and Art & Design.  Participants had the opportunity to view their work displayed at Central Saint Martin’s, and meet other National Saturday Club members from around the UK.  The visit then culminated with a tour of The Design Museum.

The First Campus National Saturday Clubs in Science and Art & Design offer the opportunity for young people aged between 14-16 years to attend a weekly Saturday Club.  The Clubs aim to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge within the extensive facilities available at Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences and Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University.  Participants on the Clubs come from the following High Schools from across S.E. Wales;

  • Tonyrefail Comprehensive School
  • Heolddu Comprehensive School
  • Willows High School
  • St Illtyds Catholic High School
  • Cantonian High School
  • Fitzalan High School
  • Pontypridd High School
  • Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School
  • Barry Comprehensive School
  • Eastern High School
  • Lewis School Pengam
  • Porth County Community School

The National Saturday Clubs were developed by The Sorrel Foundation, which are a London based charity who aim to inspire future artists and scientists.  For more information on the Sorrell Foundation and the National Saturday Club please see links below;

Natalie Ray, First Campus Coordinator at Cardiff Met said: “The National Saturday Club is a great way to give young people an insight into the vast amount of different subject areas which are available at University.  Especially as a lot of the participants we work with are not aware of the extent of opportunities for them within Higher Education. For many it is the first time to visit London and it is a great sense of achievement for them to be able to view their work being displayed in venues around London.