University to run Performing Arts Summer School

The Performing Arts Summer School will take place from Monday 9 June to Friday 13 June at the University’s Performance Hub at Walsall Campus.

Over 300 primary school children will be attending this year’s Summer School from across the Black Country.

Primary Schools include; St Matthew’s CE Primary School, Wrockwardine Wood Junior School, St Stephen’s CE School, Parkfield Primary School, Caldmore Primary School, Brownhills West Primary School and Pelsall Village Primary School .

Breakout Performing Arts School will work with the University to deliver master classes to the children.

Breakout will provide a range of opportunities for pupils to learn, develop and discover creative performance skills.

Year 6 pupils will be involved in a variety of performance acts such as; singing, dancing and acting.

Speaking about the event, Ian Hart, Head of Access and Outreach, said: “Encouraging young people to consider higher education during the early stages of school has a positive effect on their confidence and participation in learning.

“The University of Wolverhampton is committed to working with schools and colleges across the region to increase aspirations for higher education and is delighted to arrange visits and fun learning events for primary age children.

“This year’s theme is Performance – music, dance and drama – and there will be other themes in the future so we are encouraging teachers and parents to checkout our website for further details.

“Visits to the University of Wolverhampton are important for children because they provide valuable learning experiences and show them what it is like.

“We will shortly be announcing exciting plans for a Children’s University which will provide lots of out of school learning opportunities for children across a range of subject areas.”

For more information about the summer school, contact Monica Belhouche, Senior Careers Consultant at the University of Wolverhampton at Monica.Belhouche@wlv.ac.uk

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For more information please contact Danielle Taylor in the Media Relations Office on
01902 322448

Date Issued: 21 May 2014

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