What is the Children’s University?
The Children’s University (CU) is an international organisation that provides children with access to exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside of the normal school day. These activities are known as Learning Destinations.
Armed with their own copy of the Passport to Learning, children can collect stamps of learning in official Learning Destinations either in school activities, activities held in the local community or nationally.
It is important to remember that participation in Learning Activities must be voluntary, take place outside the normal school day and at a validated Learning Destination (e.g. either a registered school or registered activity venue).
We celebrate achievement and reward participation through the award of Children’s University Certificates.
Who can Join CU?
CU is open to all students in years two to six and you can join at any time of the year.
What type of activities are Learning Destinations?
School based activities
Children’s University lectures
Seminars and Workshops, including those offered by the BBC and Sky
Tourist attractions, for example Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Warwick Castle
Formal sports coaching activities, for example Rugby Gymnastics Club
Club/societies which might include music and drama, for example Stagecoach
Scouting and Guiding Groups
Details of public Learning Destinations across the country can be found at
Children’s University Certificates
For every hour children take part In CU they are working towards National Children’s University Awards. Bronze and Silver Certificates are presented during school assembly with Gold Certificates awarded during the annual CU Graduation Ceremony. The Graduation Ceremony takes place at a local University or FE Institution where children receive their award dressed in a mortar board and gown and you will also be invited to watch.
Who stamps the Passport to Learning?
Staff at all the validated CU Learning Destinations will stamp a Passport to Learning once children have taken part in the validated activity.
Activities need not be added separately each week.
A notice is then placed in the weekly newsletter every half term when Passports to Learning are handed into the school office to enable the central record system to be updated.
For more information please speak to your class teacher or Mrs Hooper in the school office.
Annual CU Graduation Ceremony at The University of Warwick, November 2015