Ambassadors of Hull

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  • To become familiar with Hull city centre and its many historical locations.
  • To learn about the role of an ambassador and what the term means.
  • To be able to name historic and current ambassadors of Hull and explain why they are important to our history.
  • To build children’s enthusiasm in the City of Hull so they feel ownership for their city.
  • To encourage children to continue to research the history of their city and have a desire to contribute to its future.
  • To feel a sense of pride about the city that they live in.

The Visit

  • Morning workshop at the KCOM Learning Zone with group discussions about Hull’s history, future plans and developments, famous landmarks and people who have influenced the city’s development over the centuries.
  • Field research (supervised and supported), going out into the city centre with questionnaires, asking people’s views of the city and why Hull is important as a city and as a Port.
  • Further workshops compiling the information from the surveys and feeding back to the whole group.
  • Treasure hunt—further fieldwork following the ‘Ambassador Trail’.
  • Final group discussions about Hull’s heritage and history and City of Culture.

Trawling from Hull

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  • To understand what trawling is
  • To understand what life was like on a trawler
  • To understand why water is so important to Hull
  • To name some sea creatures caught by trawlers
  • To understand the dangers of trawling
  • To feel a sense of pride about Hull’s fishing history
  • To consider the future industry of Hull



  • Welcome and introduction at the KCOM Learning Zone
  • Quiz the public
  • Internet research on life aboard a trawler
  • Guess the sea creatures activity
  • Internet research on the Triple Trawler Tragedy
  • Lunch
  • City centre walk to find out about Hull’s trawling past
  • Present research findings
  • Certificates and closing

Intergenerational Experience

Children spend valuable time with members of a local residential home, sheltered housing scheme or day centre, to bring classroom learning to life, as members reminisce about days gone by, giving children the opportunity to compare and contrast the past to the present day. The experience can be designed to complement your school’s current topic or to fit a seasonal theme.


  • To foster understanding and build relationships between generations to share experience and knowledge
  • To develop a deeper understanding of the past
  • To encourage empathy and raise confidence in speaking and listening
  • To raise children’s aspirations and gain an understanding of how they are intelligent
  • To understand the breadth of their local community
  • To bring classroom topics to life
  • To inspire children to pursue work in the care sector

A Typical Visit includes…

  • Introduction to the staff and members
  • Children spend time making crafts, drawing, reading to/with and chatting to members
  • Enjoy a drink and a biscuit together
  • Join in with singing or games
  • Themed activities e.g. gardening, how we used to live, the war, technology and communication, Easter, Christmas, exercise and keeping fit (activities can be themed around school topics

ERYC Comms Experience

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University are teaming up to offer pupils in the East Riding an insight into the world of communications and the media.

Pupils will learn about the skills involved in careers such as journalism, public relations and marketing and get the chance to put those new-found skills to the test with an exciting challenge at Brid Spa.



  • To discover what is involved in being press and marketing officers with East Riding of Yorkshire Council including the tasks they undertake and the purpose of their roles
  • To learn how to conduct interviews in order to get interesting information
  • To learn how to turn interviews into articles and social media content
  • To understand what makes a good photograph and how to take them
  • To learn how to record film footage and edit it to produce video content for social media audiences
  • To learn how to use social media effectively for publicity and marketing purposes
  • To gain an insight into how live radio is produced with BBC Radio Humberside

The Visit

Welcome and introductions form members of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Marketing and Communications team.

Learn about a variety of roles with some hands-on workshops and activities including:

Social Media Editors – decide which content to feature on the Twitter feeds to best promote venues and activities.

Reporters/Press Officers – create questions to interview key members of staff and produce interesting posts for social media.

Photographers and video producers/Vloggers – taking eye-catching pictures, filming interviewees and using video editing software to finalise their footage. The challenge will be to use photos and video to tell the story of the venue, event or show depending on the location.

Feedback and evaluation of the day.

Engineering My Future: Ron Dearing UTC

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  • To raise children’s aspirations and interest in STEM careers
  • To foster understanding of STEM subjects and associated activities
  • To develop knowledge of the role of technology in future careers
  • To learn about the facilities at Ron Dearing UTC


  • Meet Ron Dearing staff and students
  • Tour of the building
  • Experience 3d and Virtual Reality software
  • Visit the Mechatronics and Engineering workshops
  • Take part in STEM problem solving activities
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Creative Storytelling

This fun packed creative storytelling day for Key Stage 2 introduces pupils to the creative world of animations. During the day the pupils will be planning an animation with digital storyboards, capturing scenes by creating short videos and editing their final movie, adding graphics, sound effects and music to produce something they will be proud of.

Key elements of the day:

  • Plan a creative story by capturing images. The story will include an introduction, problem, dilemma, resolution and ending.
  • Animate characters and props scene-by-scene using stop motion technology.
  • Edit a final movie with sound effects, backing track and graphics to bring their animation to life.
  • The finished animations could be a great stimulus for creative writing projects.
  • Create professional looking posters to promote the animation.

All the completed animations and posters will be hosted in an app which can be shared with parents and the world!

The session is underpinned by 21st Century Skills (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking) and the pupils will also use the following skills:

  • Literacy
  • Digital Litearcy
  • Multimedia
  • Spoken Language

iPads and apps will be provided for the pupils to use throughout the day


Game Designer

Children will learn to design, build and program games in this exciting session.

Each gaming project is designed to foster children’s skills in critical and creative thinking, problem solving and  collaboration with peers.

There are three projects to choose from:

  • Puzzling Times (Key Stage 1)
  • My Very Own Game (Lower Key Stage 2
  • Who Wants to Play? (Upper Key Stage 2)

Once the digital games are complete they can be shared with players from around the world. The finished games can also be used as an exciting stimulus to further develop the pupils’ digital literacy skills using various multimedia tools to create high quality posters and videos, persuasive texts, invitations to games fairs, interactive guides or stories.

The session is underpinned by 21st Century Skills (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking) and the pupils will also use the following skills:

  • Literacy
  • Digital Literacy
  • Multimedia
  • Basic – Advanced Programming

iPads and apps will be provided for the pupils to use throughout the day.

Wanted Dragon

The pupils in Key Stage 1 will be amazed as they bring a dragon to life using the power of augmented reality. Working in pairs the children will take part in a number of highly engaging multimedia activities which conclude with the pupils designing a clever trap that will eventually capture the troublesome dragon.

Activities include:

  • Using augmented reality to bring their dragon to life
  • Creating a digital book to share with the world
  • Using digital storyboards to describe the dragon’s features
  • Designing a ‘Wanted Poster’ for the dragon’s capture
  • Producing an animated news bulletin to warn people about this dangerous beast
  • Using their imagination to design a trap to capture the dragon

The session is underpinned by 21st Century Skills (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking) and the pupils will also use the following skills:

  • Multimedia
  • Spoken Language
  • Literacy
  • Digital Literacy

iPads and apps will be provided for the pupils to use throughout the day

Digital Apprentice

This fun packed classroom day for pupils utilises the power of technology as they embark on developing an exciting new business idea.

During the project the pupils will:

  • Design and brand a pair of trainers with eye-catching logos
  • Create digital posters
  • Produce and edit professional looking marketing videos
  • Bring a new trainer design ‘to life’ using augmented reality
  • Delve into the finances of the business by investingating marketing and sales costs to produce profit/loss accounts
  • Package all the multimedia content into their own unique app which can be shared with the world!
  • Pitch their business to an audience ‘Dragons Den’ style


The session is underpinned by 21st Century Skills (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking) and the pupils will also use the following skills:

  • Business and Enterprise
  • Digital Literacy
  • Multimedia
  • Programming
  • Mathematics
  • Handling data[

ipads and apps will be provided for the children to use throughout the day.


C4DI Experience

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This is a valuable experience for two children from each school who have an interest in tech/coding/3D printing and computers. It doesn’t matter if they are girls or boys or what their academic ability is just as long as they have an interest in computers and tech. What we are not looking for is children who just enjoying playing video games! This is a really amazing opportunity to show children that there are jobs in tech in Hull and that if they are creative and interested in computers there are careers that they can think about in the future.

The Aim

  • To develop knowledge of the role of creativity and technology in future careers
  • To learn about the job roles at C4Di
  • To raise children’s aspirations and interest in STEM careers
  • To learn about creative technology


  • Introductory game and meet C4Di staff
  • Tour of the building
  • Learn about digital data emotions
  • Experience kids code club
  • Learn about 3d printers and Pixelbot robots
  • Meet Labelworx and use the DJ sets
  • Experience the view from the balcony and take part in a problem solving/creativity task to try to win a prize!
  • Closing and certificates

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