School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
William Smith Building
t: 01782 733161
The Children's University is a national organisation that provides 7 to 14 year olds with exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours. We celebrate achievement and reward participation through our certificates.
The Children's University is a unique national project, providing, supporting, facilitating and certificating “… learning in the wild …” (outside of normal school hours) rather than “… learning in captivity …” for children aged 7 to 14. It provides a national framework that aims to ensure that every child has access to high quality out-of-school learning experiences. The Children's University is a national UK wide organisation that recognises, through its certificates, the involvement of children in out-of-school-hours learning.
It involves an increasing family of local CUs across the UK (and further afield) in exciting and innovative programmes. It focuses on rewarding participation, raising aspirations and encouraging engagement with learning. The aspiration of the Children's University is to make its provision available to as many children and their families as possible, and to be universal. Children participating in the scheme collect stamps in their ‘learning passport’ by taking part in the validated out of school activities.
Science for Sustainability are now providers of out of school hours learning, which guarantees the quality of the activities we have available. Participants can gain up to two passport stamps per workshop delivered by Science for Sustainability.