Clare College Cambridge

Activities for Primary Schools

We believe that it is never too early to introduce the idea of university to students, and to this end we run a flourishing programme for primary schools within Tower Hamlets and Hackney.

The timetable below outlines a typical school visit to Clare. Timings and activities can be tailored according to the individual needs of your school; please do get in touch with the Schools Liaison Officers to book or request more information.

10.30am Arrival
10.45am 'How is University Different from School?'
Workshop with Schools Liaison Officers
11.30am

Tour of the College with current undergraduates

12.15pm Free lunch in Clare College Buttery
1.00pm

Variety of afternoon activities including:

Museum visits where possible visits will be led by a member of the Museum Staff and allow students to interact with the exhibits. All Museums provide resources for schools. Possibilities include:

Fitzwilliam Museum Art and Antiquities

Zoology Museum Fossils, Skeletons and Specimens

Museum of Classical Archaeology Cast Museum of Greek and Roman Statues

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences History of Life on Earth

Academic sessions The College's academic staff (Fellows) and postgraduate students can offer a wide variety of subject-themed sessions, which are lecture or activity-based. Subjects can be chosen at the request of the school, perhaps to fit in with a recent school topic, or the Schools Liaison Officers can offer suggestions.

Tours and Quizzes Tours of the town centre, led by SLOs or undergraduates. We can incorporate a historical quiz and arrange entry to areas of local interest (eg. King's College Chapel) upon request.

3.00pm Departure