Children from primary schools all over Hillingdon Borough took part in an exciting range of activities designed to boost their interest in further and higher education.
The 300 Year 6 pupils at the Aspire 2009 event at Uxbridge College took part in workshops including Indian music, Bollywood, sports and fitness, art and craft, and tips on a healthy lifestyle.
The children, aged 10 and 11 years, from 22 primary schools attended the two-day event at the College's Uxbridge campus in Park Road on 2 & 3 July.
Mark Nettle, Director of Student Services at Uxbridge College, said: "Aspire 2009 builds on the previous years' successes which led to the programme recently being selected for a London Education Partnership Award.
"For the third year in succession, 300 children have left the College tired, but excited and inspired. Aspire really is a special event because the children involved genuinely seem to leave with aspirations to come to college or university, but also have a wonderful time.
"We know from research that this is just the right age to start talking to children about their future education - we certainly hope we will see some of them here again."
The event was led by Uxbridge College in partnership with the Hillingdon Improvement Partnership, Brunel University, Thames Valley University and the University of Westminster.
Aspire 2009 was funded by Aimhigher, a government body set up to encourage young people to continue their studies at colleges and universities after school-leaving age.