Managing successful transitions is a key component of retention and progression in Higher Education, and pupils begin to develop the skills required for managing transition throughout their educational journey.

Through the Caledonian Club’s Nursery and S1 Projects these periods of change are supported and celebrated through interactive and creative activities, which equip pupils with necessary skills for the future.

Nursery Campus Visit and Eat Well Follow-up

Pre-school nursery classes, along with parents and family members, visit GCU to meet Molly and her mum, who help the children understand where they are in their own educational journey.

Children take part in university-related activities designed for their age and stage while parents are invited to take a tour of the campus and find out more about the Caledonian Club. Drama leaders, mentors and our puppet Harry then visit pupils in their nursery to do a follow up session on healthy eating and the Eat Well Plate in preparation for having their own healthy lunchbox in primary school.

S1 Project

This is the first of our secondary school projects, where we welcome both existing and new members into the Caledonian Club. As well as providing an induction to secondary level activities, this project provides an engaging half-day session exploring the social side of university. Pupils work with student mentors to take part in activities focusing on university clubs and societies, aimed at building aspirations, dispelling stereotypes, and increasing confidence. This session promotes the links between university, student life and wider school opportunities.