This project allows University of Liverpool Students to deliver workshops in schools across Merseyside. It’s an excellent opportunity for students and pupils to develop their skills and experience something new, plus it’s completely free both the student volunteers and the schools themselves. Each year we shortlist societies who have applied to take part in the project, and successful volunteers take part in a variety of training prior to visiting a school - including classroom management, safeguarding and session creation. The project runs from November until March each academic year.
Every year we run a Schools Conference, held in the Guild for a range of schools. This year it will be held on 27th March 2020.
Below are the societies involved this year (currently being updated).
To volunteer or find out more about Societies in Schools, or the Schools Conference please email email@example.com
CATS one-hour session introduces pupils to the common signs and symptoms of cancer, and teaches them when to see their GP. The session is aimed at pupils over the age of 16.
University of Liverpool’s Teddy Bear Hospital will be running their practical session for years 3 to 6. All years will learn about healthy eating and what to do in an emergency situation. Older year groups will also learn the importance of Basic Life Support, as well as getting the opportunity to practice their BLS skills on dolls.
Liverpool Engineering Student Society have created their ‘Engineering Challenge’ for Y8 and 9 pupils. In this session, pupils will get an overview of the subjects and skills involved in engineering as well as the various roles within the industry. In teams, pupils compete to complete one fo three challenges and reflect on their performance.
Student Neonatal Obstretics and Gynaecology Society’s ‘SNOGS in Schools’ session is aimed at pupils year 9 and above. The session will raise pupils’ awareness of women's health-related issues including cervical cancer, breast cancer and contraception. By the end of the session, the pupils will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of breast and cervical cancer, be less anxious towards the idea of seeking help or advice in these situations, understand what is involved in procedures such as a smear test or HPV vaccine, recognise the different types of contraception and be aware of the NHS cancer screening programme. This session is planned for a mixed class but can be tailored towards a single gender if required.
First Aid Society - the university's St. John's Ambulance group - will be teaching and showing pupils from years 3 – 10 ‘How to save a life’ in a one-hour session that covers CPR, the recovery position and how to approach an emergency situation. The session will give pupils an extremely valuable set of skills and allow the student volunteers to make the most of their life-saving knowledge. A second session can be conducted teaching pupils how to use an AED.
LUMOS have 2 sessions aimed at years 3 to 6, and 7 to 10. The first session provides pupils with information about marine life and how to protect it, along with a fun activity making fish out of plastic. The second session sees a similar theme, with an activity making a greenhouse out of plastic bottles. These activities would ideally run across multiple sessions.