Events and activities for primary school pupils
Visit the university
Bristol Neuroscience Festival
Bristol Neuroscience Festival is a two-day public science event for all ages from primary school to adults, celebrating all things neuroscience.
Primary School Visit Days are a great opportunity for year 6 students to learn about what university life entails. Students will get to visit the University of Bristol for an introduction to university life and study and attend subject specific taster sessions.
Visiting your school
Our 'Inspire Roadshows' are exciting, interactive, enquiry-based sessions that we run within the school classroom or assembly hall. They are curriculum led and available for KS2 students and last between 45-60 minutes. These Roadshows are primarily for Venturers Trust Primary Schools as a sponsored University Academy but if you are a BS or BA postcode schools then please do complete a booking form and we can assess your eligibility to receive visit. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hear for the Ear
This 45 minute workshop for Year 4 looks at the structure and function of the ear. Students get to build their own ear drums and hear through their teeth.
DNA extraction from a kiwi fruit
This workshop for KS2 students helps them understand how DNA works and gives them the opportunity to conduct a real scientific experiment extracting DNA from a kiwi fruit.
Predator vs Prey
Explore real skulls from a variety of mammal groups and, using the knowledge gained, identify where each might sit in the food chain.
Physiology of the heart
In this workshop students can learn all about the structure and function of the heart. They can see their own heartbeat on a portable ECG machine and see it get faster after exercise using the pulse oximeters.
Brain Box challenge
The Brain Box Challenge is a half day workshop in which children explore how the brain works.
Interested in organising a visit, or need more information? Get in touch