Caister students visit workshops at University of Cambridge

Caister Academy students at the workshops at the University of Cambridge Picture: Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach

Students from a school in Caister have been working with undergraduates at the University of Cambridge to consider the ways the media represents body image.

Caister Academy students aged 13 and 14 attended a series of event as part of the project, which is organised by The Take Your Place programme.

PhD candidate, Gavin Stevenson, gave a lecture to the pupils at the university which highlighted the effect of the media on body image, from the 1950s through to the present day.

Students met up again at the university for a further debate workshop, where they discussed body image with pupils from other schools.

Lindsey Jonesman from the university said, “it is all about raising aspirations.”

The programme is delivered by the Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (Neaco), which aims to increase the number of young people from underrepresented backgrounds in higher education and degree level apprenticeships by 2020.