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Arts and Humanities Discovery Day - Thursday 9th June 2016 (Year 5)

Arts and Humanities Discovery Day

Thursday 9th June 2016


On Thursday 9th June, our Year 5 pupils will visit The University of Nottingham for a fun day of university discovery!


Aims of the day


  • To support the History and English curriculum through providing hands-on, fun activities
  • To raise the aspirations of primary school pupils to Higher Education
  • To help pupils understand that learning is a lifelong journey




  • Biblical Languages

In this session we will look at ancient languages and how they are translated into modern texts. Using manuscripts written in ancient languages pupils will have the opportunity to work with expert students to learn some Ancient Greek or Hebrew and try their hand at writing using these ancient alphabets.  


With the University of Nottingham Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Activity length: 60 mins


  • Amazing Archives


In this session we will look at how we use manuscripts to research the past. Pupils will get the chance to research using some replica archival documents and explore our archive exhibition.


With staff from the University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections

Activity length: 60mins


  • University explorers!


Take a tour of the University campus, with your expert student guides.  See the beautiful University Park campus, and find out what it’s like to live and study here.


With University of Nottingham student volunteers and staff

Activity length: 60mins