A primary school was turned into a university for a week, with children of all ages working together on a series of themed projects before enjoying a graduation ceremony.

Oak Meadow Primary became the University of Oak Meadow, complete with 4 different faculties focusing on Creativity and Culture; Mental Health and Wellbeing; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Sports, Physical Health and Fitness.

Within each faculty, children were led in their learning by post graduate members of staff with pupils able to experience and participate in a varied range of activities underpinned by both the National Curriculum and Oak Meadow's curriculum and core values.  

The week long event culminated in a special 'graduation ceremony' on Friday (7 February) during which each child’s skills were celebrated with families and friends. 

Headteacher Simon Arnold said: "During our special university week, children were able to develop their collaborative learning skills, working in their house teams with children from Reception to Year 6 to further build a sense of belonging to the Oak Meadow family.

"We hope it will have inspired them and instilled in them aspirations for their futures and to be the best that they can be.

"The week concluded with a graduation ceremony which proved a worthy finale, celebrating not only children’s achievements but also saying thank you to staff for their creative flair, hard work and diligence in providing learning opportunities of the highest interest and enjoyment for our pupils."

Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "I was pleased to be invited along to the University of Oak Meadow and to see for myself some of the innovative learning techniques being employed by the school, which is providing exciting opportunities for its pupils."

The University of Oak Meadow was the latest in a series of 'impact and enrichment weeks' organised by the school, which included A Million Dreams, More Heroes Needed and Winter Wonderland.