The First Campus Summer School is aimed at Key Stage 4 and 5 pupils from schools and colleges across South East Wales who have the ability to succeed but, because of family, personal or other circumstances, are experiencing barriers which may prevent their progression to higher education.
Cardiff School of Health Science, Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff School of Art and Design and Cardiff School of Management also all contributed to this year’s Summer School, providing pupils with a wide range of subjects to choose from: Biomedical Science/ Environmental Health, Ceramics, Animation and Computer Game Design, Events Management and Hospitality, Dance and PE, or Fashion Marketing.
Jane Bellamy, Lecturer in Dance, Cardiff School of Sport, explained: “The Summer School was a great opportunity for young people to meet, learn new skills and have a taste of studying at university. It also gave them an insight to the relevance of the degree programme to the real world and possible routes into employment.”
She added: “What impressed me most was the participants’ focus and engagement. This experience gave them the confidence to work both independently and collaboratively and, as far as PE is concerned, culminated in them showcasing their creative skills in a dynamic performance fusing Dance and Parkour which was enjoyed by an enthusiastic young audience.”