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Discovery and discussion: Running university seminars for primary pupils

The Griffin University initiative sees primary pupils at schools across the Griffin Schools Trust experiencing university-style seminars every week. Sue-Ellen Lamb explains how it works at Race Leys Junior School

At Race Leys Junior School in Warwickshire, we have recently implemented an exciting and enriching change in the educational routine for all of our 236 pupils.

The Griffin University has given us a new vision of what learning can look like, for everyone, even at this young age. In this article, I would like to share our experiences and encourage other schools to consider adding a similar additional provision to their timetables.

What is the Griffin University?

The Griffin University is an innovative teaching approach that we utilise at Race Leys, which is part of the Griffin Schools Trust.

The three interconnected pillars of the Griffin Schools Trust are high achievement, wide horizons, and proud traditions. The university initiative aims to promote and reinforce these pillars and Griffin University is already well established in several other schools within the trust.

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