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Launch Pad

Age group Years 5 and 6
Activity type Awareness raising
Group size 30
When June and July (although ad-hoc sessions are available)
Duration 10am–2.30pm
Location Kingston Hill campus, Kingston University

Launch pad activityLaunch Pad is an awareness-raising programme that inspires primary school children to start thinking about their future. The programme also aims to build confidence as pupils approach their transition to secondary school.

Launch Pad sessions usually take place on set dates during June and July, although ad-hoc sessions can be arranged provided there is sufficient notice.

Activity outline

Session 1 (optional)

Our student ambassadors will come into your school to introduce themselves and the idea of university. They will also provide your pupils with an understanding of what's in store for them during Session 2! This visit typically lasts between 30 and 60 minutes.

Session 2

Your pupils will spend a day on campus working in small groups and directly with our friendly and experienced student ambassadors. They will have the opportunity to:

  • interview their student ambassador in order to find out more about university/student life
  • complete a university-related word search to introduce them to new terminology
  • take part in a campus tour challenge
  • creatively explore their future dreams.

The day will also involve a mini-graduation ceremony with each pupil receiving a certificate of participation and having their photograph taken wearing a gown and mortar board (photographs will only be shared with the respective school).

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Education Liaison
Tel: +44 (0)7917 000093
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Contact us

Education Liaison
Tel: +44 (0)7917 000093
Email us

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Additional information

  • Schools will need to make their own way to the University for Session 2.
  • Pupils will need to bring packed lunches, morning refreshments will be provided.

Teacher testimonial

"A fantastic day for my students, I feel that many have raised their aspirations as a result."