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Building Beyond

Building Beyond Primary is an event aimed at helping Year 6 boys make the transition from Primary to Secondary school, whilst introducing the concept of university.

Taking place at the University of Sunderland, students will have the opportunity to explore a range of interactive workshops with the aim of contextualising the subjects they will study at secondary school. With a focus on engineering and programming students will take part in a number of challenges, group work tasks and competitions whilst getting to explore university life at the Sir Tom Cowie campus.

Working in groups to overcome coding and programming challenges, students will have the opportunity to use Educational Lego and Sphero robots with direct links to the National Curriculum.

We are hoping to offer this opportunity again during October and November. Should you wish to attend, please complete the expression of interest form below and we will be in contact.

If you have any questions in the meantime please contact us at or call 0191 208 3128.

Building Beyond Primary - expression of interest
Building Beyond Primary is a programme aimed at Year 6 boys to help support them with their transition to secondary school and beyond. Students will have the opportunity to visit the University of Sunderland campus, explore subject areas such as science and engineering and take part in an interactive campus hunt. If you would like your students to take part, please fill in the expression of interest form below, highlighting your first and second preference for dates. A member of the team will be in touch shortly to confirm places. Please note that places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and we cannot guarantee places to all schools interested. If you have any questions about the Building Beyond Primary programme, please contact
Please confirm that upon allocation of places you will be able to provide the names, date of births and postcodes of all students attending the Building Beyond Primary event.
The University of Sunderland with the North East Raising Aspiration Partnership will be able to cover the cost of travel to the Building Beyond University Primary Transition event. Please indicate below whether you wish to make use of the travel bursary system.
The information you provide will be added to the central database for the North East Raising Aspiration Partnership and will be shared with the five Partner universities; Durham University, Newcastle University, Northumbria University, The University of Sunderland and Teesside University. The data you provide will be used for university purposes, including but not limited to, mailing additional information about courses, facilities and events that we feel may be of interest to you, monitoring and evaluation, future publications. Please tick this box if you DO NOT wish to receive further information.

North East Raising Aspiration Partnership
c/o Marketing and Student Recruitment
Newcastle University

Tel: 0191 208 3128