Preston teenagers are celebrating after graduating from a motivational programme at the University of Central Lancashire.
The high school pupils donned their caps and gowns this week in front of their proud families and friends after completing the six month Junior University (JU) course at UCLan.
More than 125 youngsters signed up to this year’s popular programme, sampling a taste of the academic world with workshops in various subjects including astrophysics, games design, physics (robotics), policing, nursing, languages, education, marketing and sport. The teenagers also took part a range of social activities and team building exercises, including a command day at Fulwood Barracks.
The Preston schools which took part were: Ashton Community Science College, Broughton Business and Enterprise College, Fulwood Academy, Moor Park Business and Enterprise School, St Cecilia’s RC High School, Longridge High, Christ the King Catholic Maths and Computing College and Corpus Christi Catholic Sports College.
Junior University is in its third year at UCLan and aims to raise the aspirations, and broaden the knowledge, of high achieving students in the local area and motivates them to consider applying to study at university when the time comes. All the activities have taken part in the evenings and over weekends.