The Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies (APSS) has been working hand-in-hand with the Department for Education on the project, as part of the Science, Technology, English, Art and Sciences (STEAM) Agenda.
Paula McNulty, the Operations Manager at the School of Art and Design, said: “Our spaces are designed to challenge and investigate at the highest level, but they do it in a fun and interesting way that promotes inquiry in a way that appeals to schoolchildren.”
These visits allow children to think of higher education as more approachable and find out more about their future studies and career paths.
Recently, Liverpool Screen School - in collaboration with the School of Art and Design - had a visit from the pupils of St. Michael’s Primary School. The pupils learned took part in sessions on inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking.
The responses from the children ranged from “We had so much fun” to “it was like we were in our own movie”. The children added: “When we used the green screen it was brilliant and it really felt like we were on a roller coaster and the virtual sculpting was amazing and using digital images and virtual reality was out of this world!”
The faculty shortly after received hand-made cards made by the children after they returned to school, highlighting what they specifically enjoyed most about the visit, and thanking the staff for the day’s activities.