The Sydney Nursing School is proud to be involved with the Compass program at the University of Sydney.
Compass was created to encourage primary and secondary school children who come from low socio-economic backgrounds to participate in higher education. Children who have never thought about higher education are able to visit the University and become involved and have fun, and perhaps for the first time, they are introduced to the idea of tertiary study at university level.
Six hundred school children flock to University
On Thurday 22 April, the front lawns of the Quadrangle burst into life with 600 Year 3 primary school students and 30 marquees filled with activities devised by University of Sydney faculties to engage and interest eight-year-olds. Read more...
Hands on Health!
Sydney Nursing School enjoyed meeting school children at their marquee for "Hands on Health" our contribution to the Compass find your way to higher education "Introduction to Uni Day". Our School's part of the Compass program was called "Hands on Health".
School children from 12 Sydney primary schools enjoyed listening to their heart beats, taking their temperatures and blood pressures and, of course, eating all the jelly beans.