World cup helps students inspire Lancaster primary pupils

World cup helps students inspire Lancaster primary pupils

The world cup may be over but the impact it made on pupils at a Lancaster primary school can be seen in a display of their work in the city centre.

Since January PGCE primary student teachers from the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus have worked with pupils at Bowerham Primary School as part of their course which offers practical classroom experience.

“We planned to create several, fairly large, projects with each class, based on different countries from around the world,” student Becky-Ann Newsham said. “For example, one of the ideas was to make a model of a Mayan temple. But as the work was carried out towards the end of the school year we didn’t want the children’s hard work to go to waste, and their creations to be forgotten about and left to one side over summer.”

Now a variety of projects can be seen in a temporary exhibition space in St Nicholas Arcades, Lancaster.

“We have been delighted to support these students in their school experience module since January 2018,” Jo Longworth, Bowerham head teacher, said. ”Enrichment week is a project where the students have taken a theme and planned exciting learning opportunities for our pupils. We decided together to use the obvious predictable interest of the world cup to enthuse the children and student interests. We have been delighted at the high standard of end products each class has achieved. As headteacher I am very proud to showcase our pupils’ work as well our as partnership with the University of Cumbria.”

Pictured: Bryn Hennelly, Nick Wragg, Matthew Nairn, Becky-Ann Newsham