Young Engineers GGP Consult

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    • To raise children’s aspirations and interest in engineering careers
    • To develop knowledge of the role of design and technology in engineering
    • To raise awareness of local career opportunities
    • To learn about the job roles at GGP Consult


    The Visit

    • Meet GGP Consult staff and learn about the business and their jobs
    • Tour of the premises
    • Group engineering design tasks judged by GGP staff

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Hull University Experience

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Visit Hull’s own university campus to learn about the departments and what life is like as a student.


  • To help children understand the wider world that exists outside of their community
  • To raise aspirations for future learning and careers
  • To learn how a university works
  • To understand what life is like for students


  • Welcome from staff and students
  • Groups activities related to the hosting university department
  • Tour of the campus
  • Campus quiz
  • Lunch
  • Second group activity
  • Closing and certificates

What you should know about Kai

A short animation telling the story of a young man that our charity worked with. We are so very proud of Kai and all that he has achieved. Please share and help us to tell Kai’s story.

This animation was put together by My Pockets:

Ambassadors of Bridlington

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  • To become familiar with Bridlington 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 Bridlington and explain why they are important to its history
  • To build children’s enthusiasm for the town of Bridlington so they feel a sense of ownership and pride
  • To encourage children to continue to research the history of their town and have a desire to contribute to its future

The Visit

  • Morning workshop at Brid Spa with group discussions about Bridlington’s history, famous landmarks and people who have influenced the town’s development over the centuries
  • Field research (supervised) outside to ask the public’s views of the town and why Bridlington is important
  • Further workshop to compile the information from the surveys and feedback to the group
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon walking tour of key historical sites in Bridlington
  • Final group discussions about Bridlington’s heritage and history

Our Paintbox masterpieces are in St Stephen’s!

A unique exhibition of inspirational artwork was unveiled at St Stephen’s on Thursday 30th November. The exhibition has been arranged through the Hull & East Yorkshire Children’s University and made possible by the generosity of Aberdeen Enterprise Finance LTD of Pocklington. The junior masterpieces have been created by 100 City of Hull primary school children.

Each of the children walked and sketched the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds and worked with local artist Rose Horspool to create some stunning artworks.

The children were based for the day in the Wolds Heritage Centre at Warter, near Pocklington and with their own sketch books in hand, worked as true artists. Having also looked at the work of David Hockney and the paintings he created on the Yorkshire Wolds their paintings also reflected his love of bold colour and vibrant style.

The work on display is a selection of all that has been done as part of the Children’s University “Paintbox” module. This is a local charity that provides children from disadvantaged backgrounds with experiences outside the classroom that raise their aspirations. Last year the charity worked with almost 6000 children. In the last academic year 2016-17 fourteen schools have taken part in the experience amounting to 384 children from disadvantaged backgrounds being inspired to think about creative careers.

Jim Harris, centre manager of St Stephen’s said “We have supported the Children’s University for a number of years and we are delighted to be able to provide a platform for the children to display their work. I would urge all visitors to look up and be inspired by the superb artwork produced by these talented 7 to 10 year olds”.

The exhibition of work will be hanging in the main shopping area either side of the main stairwell until the end of January 2018.

Beerhouse Self Drive Hire take on the Lyke Wake Walk for HEY CU

On Saturday 27th May 2017 Beerhouse Self Drive Hire & Minstergate took on the Lyke Wake Walk to raise money for HEY Children’s University and St Catherine’s Hospice. 22 hrs later they completed it!

It was a great experience and everybody showed great team spirit in helping and encouraging each other to continue when spirits were low!

Over the course of the walk, the team split into three groups, with the first group coming in on 18 hrs (Katie & Grant) the second group on 19hrs (Nat, Chloe, Ryan & Lisa) and the Third group on 22 hrs, completing the

last 2 miles in their flip flops! (Sarah, Lucy, Beckie, Ness, John & Phil)

There were three casualties along the way and, as determined as they were to continue, they made the very tough decision to stop the walk.

Everyone agreed that this was the hardest challenge they had done, by far.  But as tough and brutal as it was, the sense of achievement when completing it was worth all the pain!

Phil Moses, Director at Beerhouse Self Drive, said “This was a great experience and we all feel a great sense of achievement. To say that not all of the team knew each other before the walk, it was great to see so many each other when they were feeling low. Well done all!”

The team raised an amazing £3000 to be split between both charities. The £1500 raised for HEY Children’s University will fund the train tickets for a class of children to take a trip to London with us.

Thank you so much to Beerhouse Self Drive!


Hull Children’s University Receive a Weston Charity Award

On Wednesday 14th June, Partnership Manager Rose James and Trustee Mike Jackson travelled to Think Tank in Birmingham to be presented with a Weston Charity Award from the Garfield Weston Foundation.

Hull Children’s University are one of 17 lucky small charities to have been selected from hundreds of applicants and will take part in the year-long programme, supported by Pilotlight, in which we will receive one-to-one support from some of the countries top business professionals. These professionals help charities to plan for sustainability, development and growth so that they finish the process stronger, more effective and fit for the future.

Aswell as the fantastic support that we will receive over the year from Pilotlight, we also received a grant of £6,500 from the Garfield Weston Foundation.

We are extremely excited to be a recipient of a Weston Award and we are very much looking forward to working with out “Pilotlighters” to help our charity grow.

To find our more about the Weston Charity Awards visit

To find out more about Pilotlight visit



Peter Levy pays our mini Ambassadors a surprise visit!

On Tuesday 9th May, whilst learning about famous Hull ambassadors as part of their Ambassadors of Hull Experience at the KCOM Learning Zone, St Richard’s RC Primary school received a surprise visit from BBC Look North presenter Peter Levy!

The children has been imagining what it would be like to interview Peter just before his arrival and were taking part in a pretend interview with one of our volunteers – they didn’t expect the real thing to walk through the door just seconds later!

Peter sat down and took lots of questions from the children. Among the tough questions posed at the presenter were: “Who was your favourite teacher?”, “What would you change about Hull?”, “Do you have any pets?” and “what colour did your hair used to be?”.

Consummate professional Peter tactfully dodged a question asking him which Hull rugby team he supported and also who was his favourite person from Hull, although the children did manage to discover Peter doesn’t have any pets, that he would like to interview Prince Charles and that he wanted to be a pilot growing up.

Year six pupil Rachel Szabo, ten, said she was delighted to meet a real life celebrity while learning what it means to be an ambassador for her home city.

She said: “I was really excited to meet Peter as I’ve never met a celebrity before and it was nice to be able to ask him some questions. I watch him on the TV so to see him in real life was really nice.”

Mercedes Griffin, also ten, said: “I got goose bumps when he walked out. It’s good to meet someone famous in real life. I want to be a news presenter when I grow up too.”

Talking about living in Hull, Peter, who is marking his 30th year on the TV this year, said: “I think Hull is fabulous. In the past two or three years it has all really come together in Hull and it is almost unrecognisable from what it was when I first moved here in 2002.

“I was walking around the waterfront the other day and it just looks completely different, there’s a definite buzz about the city.”

As the Year Ten grilling continued, Peter revealed he’d like to see Prime Minster Theresa May visit Hull, that his favourite teacher at school was English teacher Mr Shelton and that he lost his first wobbly tooth at the age of five.

Peter is the latest celebrity to take part in the Hull Children’s University Ambassadors of Hull Experience, which is aimed at teaching youngsters about being a positive role model for the city.

Former Apprentice winner, TV pundit and Hull parliamentary candidate Michelle Dewberry and former Hull City and England footballer Nick Barmby have both previously visited the learning Zone to meet more school children.


AB Ports & P&O Ferries


  • To learn about the history of Hull as a port and the role it plays in Great Britain
  • To learn about AB Ports and the key role it plays in Hull’s economy
  • To understand Hull’s position as a port within Europe and the rest of the world
  • To discover the wide range of jobs available and the skills needed to work at a port and on a ferry
  • To explore the process of imports and exports in a thriving port
  • To learn about P&0 Ferries, its role in the shipping industry and the many jobs that are available

The Visit

  • A guided tour of one of the P & O Ferries cruise ships
  • An activity to be completed on board the ship
  • A Coach tour of the port with opportunities to stop and observe the many activities across the docks
  • Opportunities to meet and chat to staff in different areas, services and departments within the port
  • Workshops and presentation from Associated British Ports
  • Discussion about the role of the port in the emerging green energy market

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