Bridges to Higher Education
Unveiled in 2012, Bridges to Higher Education is an initiative designed to reach over 100,000 school students and boost the participation rates in higher education from low socio-economic status communities.
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More than 210 Year 9 students from eight Compass partner high schools took part in multidisciplinary workshops based around the principles of inquiry and design, aimed to encourage then to pursue science, technology, engineering and maths.
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Over two days in September the University of Sydney and the Smith Family's 'Exploring University' camp helped make university a real option for 37 high school students from across NSW.
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Close to 400 students from Compass partner high schools visited the University for the Year 8 Experience Day.
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The 2012 University Experience Day, established by the University's Social Inclusion Unit and The Smith Family, brings Year 9 and 10 students to campus to learn about university.
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For the Compass program's second campus visit for parents for 2012, a group of forty parents and children joined the Compass team for a fun day of activities at the University.
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The Compass team welcomed onto campus 93 very excited Year 7 students from one of its new partner schools, Liverpool Boys High School.
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Installation designed by Sydney College of the Arts student Jessica Leffley.
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Find out what students thought of Compass' Year 3 Discover University day.
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The Compass Program's Year 3 Discover University day, as seen from the front lawns of the Quadrangle.
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The Compass Program's Year 3 Discover University day, as seen from the Clocktower.
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Fairfield High School Year 7 students were given the opportunity to experience what university life has to offer.
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Compass Film Production & Editing and Stop Motion Animation
Below are thirteen movies produced by students who participated in the Compass Film Production & Editing and Stop Motion Animation program. They made their world premiere at the 2012 Compass Showcase in the iconic Great Hall, University of Sydney.
The adventures of an extraterrestrial visitor who is enrolled into a typical Australian primary school.
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A boy called Max gets into trouble, throwing water bombs at his friends and the principal. But then an earthquake shakes the school. Can Max become a hero?
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Students discover a commemorative plaque underneath the school bell that, when touched, sends them back to the year 1887 for the school's opening.
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'Eureka', 'Into the Future', 'Ned Kelly', 'The Bushrangers', 'Gold Zombie' and 'The Battle for Gold'.
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'Day Gone Wrong', 'Map to Find Treasure', 'The Gold Find' and 'The Tsunami'.
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Argon travels into outer space where he encounters mean aliens. Will he be able to return home?
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A group of friends having a party anger the tree spirit, who sends them to the Underworld!
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A farmer and his wife live peacefully on their small farm until one day aliens invade!
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Together, we stand proud of our school. By Year 10 Drama class.
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'Tree Story', 'Dance-off Bugs' and 'Ruby's Dream'.
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A scientist's desperate attempt to save the earth from total collapse.
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A story of a school under siege. The students must solve puzzles and find clues to escape.
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'The Box and the Girl', 'Hearts' and 'Lost and Found'.
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