Pupils shown benefits of university life

STUDENTS from Hastings enjoyed a day trip to the University of Brighton as part of a scheme to encourage more young people to consider staying on into higher education.

Around 30 year nine pupils from William Parker Sports College took part in the scheme earlier this week.

The students were split into two groups and took part in a host of different activities designed to showcase the different facilities available at the university’s campus. These included team building exercises and trying out equipment in the high spec fitness laboratories.

The pupils were also taken on a tour around the university and shown the sporting facilities.

Graham Morris, PE teacher at the sports college, said: “The students were very impressed with the facilities at the university.

“They had a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The trip was an eye opener as to their possibilities when they leave sixth form.”

The trip was organised as part of the on-going AimHigher scheme which tries to make sure all teenagers are fully aware of the different courses and possibilities on offer within higher education.