Push your boundaries at UniFest

Published: 9 March 2015 at 12:54

Anglia Ruskin University to launch cricket partnership at annual event.

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Anglia Ruskin University will launch a new partnership with Essex Cricket as part of its 2015 UniFest event for children and their families.

Youngsters aged between 6 and 16 and their families are invited to Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus to take part in the second annual interactive event. As well as having the chance to test out their cricket skills with members of the Essex First Team squad, there will be fun-packed activities and workshops and a chance tour state-of-the-art facilities and meet expert academic staff.

Other activities taking place include Assist the Surgeon, where you can dress up in a theatre gown and mask, practice CPR and take charge of surgical instruments and Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse: how doing your homework can save your life.

There will also be helpful advice on how to budget, sporting activities like Cardio Tennis and Rush Hockey and even a chance to code your own app.

As supporters of Essex Cricket’s Chance to Shine programme, for the next two years Anglia Ruskin will work with the club to engage secondary school students throughout the eastern region. The partnership will help Anglia Ruskin to raise awareness of the benefits of student life, whilst sharing best practise. 

Rachael Cole, Outreach and Recruitment Officer for Anglia Ruskin University, said:

“We enjoyed a fabulous day last year and as a result we have even more on offer for this year’s UniFest event."

“UniFest will provide an inspiring day out for young people and their families and also gives them a rare opportunity to see the state-of-the-art facilities we offer in Chelmsford. Whatever your passion, you will find something you will enjoy.”

UniFest will be taking place at the Chelmsford campus in Bishop’s Hall Lane on Saturday, 21 March between 10am and 3pm.

All activities are free of charge. To book, or for more details on what activities are taking place and when, visit www.anglia.ac.uk/unifest15