IntoUniversity

IntoUniversity North Kensington Primary FOCUS

IntoUniversity raises the aspirations and achievement of young people aged 7-18 living in disadvantaged communities close to our centres. Through educational, pastoral and motivational support we enable young people to develop employability skills, improve their self-esteem and achieve their goals.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1118525)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£77,798

Donations

11

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

Location

Situation

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are 5 times more likely to fail academically than their peers. A 2009 Cabinet Office report found that young people from less well off homes are finding it more difficult than ever to gain access to Britain’s top jobs. Many of our primary students suffer from a lack of aspiration and low self-esteem and

Solution

IntoUniversity's Primary FOCUS programme is an aspiration and awareness-building project for children aged 7-11. Many of our children think university is 'not for people like them so we show them the opportunities higher education brings and inspire them to achieve. The FOCUS scheme includes hands-on learning and university visits to inspire the children and sow the seeds of aspiration. We aim to increase our students' knowledge of their future options and get them excited about learning.

  • ‚ÄúOne thing that I learnt after attending the FOCUS week was that I turned out to be more clever than I realised.‚Äù

    — Primary FOCUS student

  • ‚ÄúOne of the best things is that it raises aspirations- many of our children would be unaware of the careers paths available to them otherwise.‚Äù

    — Teacher on Primary FOCUS week

  • ‚ÄúThe three things that I learnt are that university is very useful, you can pick any college you want and to never give up.‚Äù

    — Student on FOCUS day

  • “One thing that I learnt after attending the FOCUS week was that I turned out to be more clever than I realised.”

    — Primary FOCUS student

  • “One of the best things is that it raises aspirations- many of our children would be unaware of the careers paths available to them otherwise.”

    — Teacher on Primary FOCUS week

  • “The three things that I learnt are that university is very useful, you can pick any college you want and to never give up.”

    — Student on FOCUS day