Parent & Teachers
We work with over 60 primary schools in Greater Merseyside through a range of in school and on campus activities
Professor Fluffy’s Education Adventure aims to:
– Raise awareness of further and higher education
– Teach children about future life choices and decision making
– Raise aspirations and self esteem
– Provide positive role models
– Support the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum in literacy, numeracy, ICT (information and communication technologies) and PSHE (personal, social and health education)
Targeted at year 5 and 6 pupils, the programme is delivered through a wide range of on campus and in school activities, and enhanced by the Professor Fluffy website and teachers pack.
On campus activities
During campus visits, Year 5 and 6 classes are given the chance to visit the university and meet current students to really get a feel for what studying for a degree involves. We offer a range of hands on activities, covering subjects as diverse as medicine, engineering and Egyptology. Our student advocates are on hand all day to answer any questions. At the end of the day, pupils get to ‘graduate’ in gowns and mortar boards and receive certificates and goody bags.
In school activities
Our popular Professor Fluffy Roadshow is delivered to year 5 classes by Graduate Advocates, who introduce the concept and vocabulary of higher education through interactive presentations, quizzes, website games, and our Professor Fluffy comic book.
In year 6, current students will come to school to do a subject taster session, involving a short presentation and hands on activities. Our most popular subjects are medicine and engineering.
Raising Aspirations Teachers Pack
Our popular Professor Fluffy resource pack contains the materials and lesson plans for five sessions that teachers can use in school at their own pace. They can be used in conjunction with our in school and on campus activities, or independently and are particularly useful for schools who may be too far away to take advantage of our other programmes.
For more information, please visit https://www.liv.ac.uk/educational-opportunities/primary