Success stories

“Thank you so much for organising a visit day to the University of Exeter yesterday. The students and staff thoroughly enjoyed their day. Thank you for making it such a success and we hope we can repeat it next year.”

Pilton Community School

“Our day with you was a good experience for the students. Thanks to the student ambassadors who were able to give lots of useful information. Very well organised day.”

Richard Huish College

“Thank you so much for the day - the students really were super impressed with the campus and just what university life can entail. The student ambassadors were an absolute credit - sharing real valid experiences and giving an insight into both the social & academic side. The campus tour particularly impressed the students.”

St. Ives School

Science at the Seaside

Science at the Seaside is a project that offered local primary schools free workshops on ‘writing and place’ in Devon, with a particular focus on writing about the local sea-side/coast. The workshops primarily had a literary focus, but with a scientific component.  Examples of some of the work produced can be seen below:

Francine

My Francine has a voice, Scaly and pale, I swim in my salty tears all day,
With crashing waves and stormy clouds, Hour upon hour I cry,

The stumbling, tumbling people, And shells, shells, shells, shells, I sit on the sand, Singing my tragic song.

But when I was a full pair, I was happy, I was a perfect, pretty princess, Talking to my sister, And singing and laughing, Happy tears.

But on quiet days, When I have time to think, I imagine having friends, Dancing and singing around with my friends, I dream of them playing all day, So hopefully, so hopefully, I dance daily.

Brooke

Spinny

Spinny has a voice, Wreaked and decayed, I spin in the sea all day, With sticking rocks and clashing waves, Hour and hour I try to sleep, The bitter sand and pebbles, pebbles, pebbles, pebbles, I see the cheerful fish pass by, Making the dust fly.

But when I was fixed and loved, And the sun shines in the cloudless sky,
Splashing in the water the boat moves round and round.

But on quiet days when I have time to think, I imagine being a boat once more, Sailing the peaceful ocean again, With my propeller spinning fast, I love splashing in the sea, So peaceful, so peaceful, I rest with Clock Bridge.

Jamie