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Sports and Physiology at Surrey Sports Park

- Tuesday 25th September -

On Tuesday 25th September, HEON welcomed a group of Year 10 GCSE PE students from Samuel Cody School to the University of Surrey to take part in a range of sessions focused on sports and physiology.

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Shrink Art Keyrings at Bellfields

- Monday 24th September -

On Monday 24th September, HEON once again went to Bellfield’s – this time to make Shrink Art Keyrings, an activity inspired by UCA’s BA (Hons) Jewellery & Silversmithing. The young people were able to create their own bespoke designs, or use provided imagery for inspiration, and then used a heat tool to shrink the plastic down to make their keyring. A multitude of designs were created including mandalas, unicorns, hedgehogs, sharks, and even poop emojis!

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Take a look at some of the great keyrings that were made:

 


Transition to University at FCOT

- Friday 21st September -

HEON held a Transition to University morning at Farnborough College of Technology, where year 13 students attended a talk and a couple of workshops focused on helping them prepare for applying to and starting university, including a great session that used the device of utopianism to help students think about making their choices for university!

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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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