Activities for primary school children


Our engagement with primary schools is particularly focused on working with schools where the majority of pupils have no family background of attending university.

As such we work hard to engage parents/carers in all our activity so that they can also be a part of the experience. We normally work with Year 5-6 in primary schools.

Typical outreach activity includes: 

  • Mini Goldclasses: short day visit to Goldsmiths’ campus (10am-2pm) including a ladders drama workshop (with Goldsmiths drama alumni), campus tour, lunch in our canteen, a mini academic masterclass/lecture. Parents/carers are also invited. Up to 45 students per visit.
  • Transition activity: as above but involving Year 7s from relevant secondary schools as well as visits to secondary schools to support primary school students with transition into secondary.
  • Student Ambassador support/placements in the classroom: our undergraduate and postgraduate students are employed by us to work in schools and colleges and to use their subject specialisms to support in a classroom or on specific projects. Student ambassadors can be on placement for up to six weeks, usually once a week. All ambassadors complete a DBS (formerly CRB check) before they work in schools.
  • Goldstars school visits: our fun new sessions for Year 5 and Year 6 pupils have been created to inspire children to achieve in the arts and humanities. All Goldstars sessions are FREE and 90 minutes long. Please see below for details.

If you would like to find out more about our work with Primary schools and how we can help you, please fill in our enquiry form.


Raising awareness of Higher Education in Primary Schools

Goldsmiths, your local university, is offering fun sessions for Year 5 and Year 6 pupils that have been created to inspire children to achieve in the arts and humanities. They are delivered by Goldsmiths' students, graduates and academics.

All Goldstars sessions are FREE and are 90 minutes long. For bookings, please use our enquiry form or call the Outreach team on 020 7717 3366. 

Video made by Year 6 pupils from Holy Trinity Primary School
Video made by pupils from Childeric Primary School

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