We are pleased to inform you that our school is a Learning Destination for the Children’s University. As part of this programme, children are able to work towards achieving nationally recognised awards that reward the learning they choose to undertake outside of school hours.
By participating in our lunchtime and after school clubs, children are able to ‘collect’ hours of learning which can be added to their own ‘Passport to Learning’. All our after-school clubs, led by school staff, are validated and these hours can be added to their passport. Children are also offered opportunities to attend different learning lectures and activities outside of school hours through the programme.
As children ‘collect’ their hours of learning they earn bronze, silver and gold certificates. Children will receive bronze, silver and gold badges when they have achieved 100, 400 and 800 hours of learning. When children reach 100 hours (and every 100 hours thereafter), they are invited to attend a graduation ceremony held annually to celebrate their achievements. For any children who achieve the maximum amount of 1000 hours of learning, 'Goodie Bags' are given out at these graduation ceremonies.
You can find out more by visiting the Devon & Cornwall Children's University's website or their Facebook page. Their Facebook page is updated regularly with posts about events, activities and half term challenges.
The Children's University have created an assembly designed to inspire children to enrol on the scheme. The children have watched this in school (Years 1-6) and if you would like to see it too, please click on the link below.
If you would like your child to enrol on this scheme, please read and complete the registration letter.
A copy of the welcome letter you will receive with your new passport can be found below -
There is a wide variety of Learning Destinations in Plymouth and the surrounding areas. For an up-to-date list of activities, please click on the following link: Home | Children's University (childrensuniversity.co.uk)
Important information from Children's University:
If you know of any activity providers that are interested in becoming a validated learning destination, please let them know they can complete the validation process online using the following linkhttps://childrensuni-p-web4.azurewebsites.net/activity-create