Pupils from Bulford St Leonard’s primary school, part of Salisbury Plain Academies, put pen to paper recently and designed their own university.
The competition organised by Bath Spa University was open to Year 5 and 6 pupils at the school.
“This was such a great opportunity for the children to think about university and higher education. It really enthused them to think about their art and design skills as well as their futures,” said Rosie Brady, Year 5 and 6 teacher.
The children’s designs were sent off and the winners were announced recently; 11 year old Isabella Parry and Grace Liddle, who are both in Year 6.
Isabella’s design was called Big Mind University. “While I was drawing it, I was just making up little stories that would happen inside the university specifically what the lecturers would say to their student in the lectures,” she said.
The judges said about Isabella’s design. “There was a good blend of detail as well as excellent presentation. It was great to see the thought that had gone into the lecturers who might be teaching the subjects.”
Grace’s design was called Out Of This World. “I cannot believe I have won,” she said. “I had Jaqueline Wilson as my head teacher of the university and Quentin Blake as my art teacher. Emma Watson was my singing teacher. I really thought about the people who would work in my university based on their skills.”
The judges said about Grace’s design. “This was a very original design, which showed great imagination. There was a lovely amount of detail and information.”