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High Sheriff of Surrey's Garden Party 2018

HEON were recently invited to the High Sheriff of Surrey's Garden party, which this year had a particular focus on celebrating all of the work that Higher Education institutions in the county do to support young people. All 5 of HEON's Surrey partners were invited to talk about the work we do!

You can find out more about the work the High Sheriff of Surrey does here: https://www.highsheriffofsurrey.com

 

 


Bath Bombs at Bellfields

- Monday 30th July -

On Monday 30th July, HEON visited Bellfields Community Centre once again for an interactive bath bomb making session. The young people were asked to think of how scents and colours could work together, and to think about the design and colour of their own bath bomb. We then helped them to make their own bath bomb and to carefully add essential oils to evoke the different emotions they hoped their bath bomb would create. Ideas from the young people included a relaxing bath bomb with lavender, or an energising bath bomb with using lemon and orange oil. The bath bombs were finished off with a choice of liquid lustre and rose petals for a professional look and taken home. Another successful evening!

 


Residential Summer School

- Monday 25th June to Thursday 28th June 2018 -

On Monday 25th June to Thursday 28th June 2018, HEON held its second Residential Summer School at The University of Surrey. The aim of the summer school was to give the students a variety of interactive taster sessions across a wide range of disciplines to encourage them to get outside of their comfort zones, and explore the options available to them. The students stayed in university halls, giving them a taste of independent living and experience what university life is like, and took part in several social activities including bowling, a cinema trip, and a BBQ by the side of the beautiful lake on The University of Surrey's campus. Board games were also played all throughout the week, uniting the group and giving students several hilarious rounds of the quick-fire game "Password", as well as whodunit "Mafia" and exploding kittens!

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Making Robots at Bellfields

- Monday 11th June -

On Monday 11 June, Emilie from The University of Surrey and Hayleigh from The University for the Creative Arts visited Bellfield’s Youth Group for the latest in a series of workshops introducing the young people to new crafts and activities, all inspired by Higher Education options at HEON partner institutions. This time they made Drawing Robots!

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Hoe Valley School's Off-Timetable Day

- Friday 25th May-

Year 9 students from Hoe Valley School visited The University of Surrey for a day of information, advice and guidance on Higher Education, and to take part in some subject-specific taster sessions delivered by our partner institutions.

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Collingwood College Year 9 Pathways

- Wednesday 2nd May -

Three of our partners – Royal Holloway, University of London, UCA Farnham, and Nescot – paid a visit to Collingwood College’s Year 9 Pupil Premium students for a morning of activities that focused on pathways into Higher Education.

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FCOT Year 9 Taster Day

- Thursday 26th April -

Year 9 students from Alderwood Senior School and Fernhill School visited our partner, Farnborough College of Technology, for an exciting afternoon of Higher Education, Sport Science, and Forensics.

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HE Apprenticeship Day with BAE Systems

- Friday 20th April -

On Friday 20th April, Year 11 students from The Beacon School visited our partner, The North East Surrey College of Technology, for a day of higher education apprenticeships and BAE Combat Systems.

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Slime and Strawberries at Bellfield's Community Centre

- Monday 16th April -

On Monday 16th April, two of our HEON team members visited the young people at Bellfield’s Community Centre as part of a three month session plan. In this first session, “Slime and Strawberries”, students were able to take part in two activities: making their own slime, and extracting DNA from strawberries!

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Creative Arts Easter School

- Wednesday 4th April 2018 to Friday 6th April 2018 -

Students from around Surrey and Hampshire attended an exciting programme as part of UCA Farnham’s Easter School 2018. Taking part in a series of creative workshops, students were encouraged to explore the self and created self-portraits in a variety of mediums, developing their research skills and creative techniques as they went.

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