We have signed up to the Children's University so hopefully, a lot of our boys and girls will be able to graduate at the end of the year. Here is a bit about whats involved. Good luck to all of our Juniors taking part!
What is the Children’s University?
Children’s University is a national charitable organisation giving five to 14 year olds exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours. Children’s University’s innovative Passport to Learning encourages children from the age of five to try new learning experiences in and outside of school; at after school clubs, at home, in the local library, museum or further afield like at, say, their favourite cricket club.
Culminating in an inspirational Graduation Ceremony, this adventure encourages children to see the joy of learning, giving a sense of wonder in the world around them and develops their confidence and aspirations for the brightest futures. Raising children's aspirations is important to us and we aim to develop the understanding that learning can be the satellite navigation to better places in life!
How Does it Work?
An important principle of the Children’s University is that participation is voluntary. Every time a student takes part in one hour of voluntary learning they gain credits towards Children’s University. Once registered through school, young people can gain credits from participating in school lead activities or from learning at verified “Public Learning Destinations.”
Local Learning Destinations include Lancashire Library Service, Farmer Ted’s Park, WWT Martin Mere, Brockholes Nature Reserve, Lancashire Museums, Halfords Bike Club, Pets at Home plus a variety of individual local activities; Football, Gymnastics, Tennis, Tae-kwon-do, Dance, Music, Scouts, Guides and many more. All Learning Destinations will have our logo displayed and are featured at www.childrensuniversity.co.uk and free downloadable App.
If students gain enough credits by the end of the year, they will be invited to graduate at a very special Graduation Ceremony.
Sounds like it'll be great and we're all looking forward to it!