A TOWN'S pupils are being encouraged to go on to higher education.

The Department of Education and Skills-backed Aimhigher campaign took to the streets of Middlesbrough yesterday.

Graduate Emma Horsman, from Tyneside, is with the Aimhigher roadshow, talking to youngsters about the benefits of going to university or college.

She said: "We know the roadshow can make a difference to the way that pupils view university or college.

"Last year, we found that 50 per cent of pupils were considering university before they came on to the trailer, but when they left, that figure rose to 71 per cent.

"This year, we will be reaching even more pupils and encouraging them to aim higher.''

The roadshow's first visit was to Hall Garth School.