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Activities for Year 8 students

These events and activities encourage Year 8 pupils to progress to further and higher education. We have many informative events for young people to take part in.

Come to us: motivational visits Wednesday and Friday mornings (November - July)

We'll come to you: stepping stones

Design your day by selecting a group of workshops and activities. Get in touch with your selection and we'll arrange a date to deliver your bespoke programme in your own environment. Select some activities from the list below and contact us to put a programme together.


A range of activities to raise your students' aspirations and get them thinking about their options after school and college.

  • Ideal student
    Pupils explore the qualities of an ideal student and discuss how to succeeed in education. Teamwork and presentation skills are developed.
  • University bingo
    Through this exciting game, students gain awareness of higher education with an emphasis on Teesside University. The group become familiar with elements of university including sandwich courses and the length of degrees.
  • HE quiz
    An interactive quiz which encourages pupils to progress to further and higher education. Pupils decide whether the answers to a series of questions are true or false and are encouraged to discuss the reasoning behind their answers.
  • Who made this?
    Pupils pick a profession and consider the degree they need to study to enter and succeed in that career.


Workshops to equip your students with the skills they need to follow their chosen path of education or employment.

  • Interactive budgeting workshop
    This session teaches students how to manage a budget at university. We explore the funding available for tuition fees and living costs, as well as discussing how loan repayments work after graduation. The session is for a maximum of 30 students. It can be linked to the key stage 3 and 4 PHSE curriculum programme, economic wellbeing and financial capability.

Royal Institution maths masterclass series

Aimed at more able Year 8 pupils with a keen interest in maths, the Royal Institution maths masterclass series runs over four Saturday mornings in the summer term. It's a great opportunity for young people to develop their interest in maths. A guest speaker delivers a themed masterclass each week. The series ends with a celebration of achievement event where young people share their success with family, friends and teachers.

Time Activity
9.15am Arrival
9.20am Starter questions
9.30am Masterclass session 1
10.30am Break
10.45am Masterclass session 2
11.45am Homework
12.00pm Close and depart

*Please note that places are limited to four pupils from each school - teachers don't have to accompany pupils.

Contact us

T: 01642 342275