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Children's University

The Children’s University™ is a national organisation aimed at children and young people aged 5-14.

It is an exciting and innovative locally delivered programme of high quality learning opportunities for children.


Learning takes place outside school hours at weekends, after school and in the holidays. Your child can also earn extra learning credits by completing the Norfolk Children's University activity challenges which are published at the end of every half term.


Children can have their own ‘Passport to Learning’ in which they are encouraged to collect hours of learning towards nationally recognised awards for 30, 65 and 100 hours of learning.  Stamps are for each hour of participation from validated ‘Learning Destinations’.


Learning Destinations are after-school activity clubs, community groups, youth clubs, and other local and national venues such as museums, galleries, wildlife parks, even the Houses of Parliament.


The first award starts with the bronze certificate at the Undergraduate level of 30 hours of validated learning. There are progressive steps which require both greater levels of challenge and a broader range of activities.


When children accumulate enough hours to achieve an award, they will be invited to graduate at a ceremony.  Wearing a ‘cap and gown’, they will receive their certificate - just like a real graduation.


Please contact Mrs Walker, our Children's University co-ordinator if you have any queries.


Here are the Summer Challenges! Don't forget that your child will earn extra learning credits for completing these.  Remember to bring them into school after the Summer holiday to have any extra learning credits added to the CU passport.