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Children's University

Aims:

 

The Children’s University is an International critically-acclaimed charity which encourages all children to try new experiences, develop new interests and acquire new skills through participation in innovative and creative Learning Activities outside of the school day. Learning Activities are designed to:

  • raise aspiration, self-esteem & confidence
  • encourage curiosity and a love of learning
  • enhance motivation and build resilience
  • introduce new life experiences
  • offer progression in learning and personal skills development

CHS University Vision

 

Children's University will take place in the last session on Friday afternoons for the children in year 3, 4, 5 and 6. The children have chosen their courses and they have been allocated one of their top four choices. ​

 

Every Friday, the children will be attending their Children's University course and will achieve a stamp for every hour that they attend. In addition to this children will be able get additional stamps for before and after school clubs as long as they have been validated by the CU co-ordinator. At the end of the year, children who achieved specific awards or are specifically chosen will attend a presentation at Birmingham University. Awards will be given in line with the information below: 

 

Children's University courses

CHS has got talent

Bushcraft

Lego Club

Money Making

Science Club

Fashion Art

Sewing Club

Art and Craft

Origami

Film Club

Challenge Club

Drama

Ball for all

Life skills

Tri Golf

 

 

All children will have an individually numbered Passport To Learning in which they can collect stamps and stickers to demonstrate the number of hours of learning they have achieved in validated Children’s University activities.

How to get involved

 

This year Children's University would like  pupil's families to be involved with the  launch of CU Families!   This will be a route for CU to directly promote Children's University to you via email. 

Children's University families need to send a contact email address which will be held on our database, in complete confidence.  The family will then receive emails directly from CU (only concerning CU, of course) including the 'Learning Destination' Watch, and new activities and opportunties as they become available.

 

Please see the attached form for more information.

 


 

The official national Children’s University Trust™ Awards

There are three groups: Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctorate, with four levels in each.  The first level is called the Award level:

 

                                                  30 hours =   Bronze Award certificate

                         ​                         65 hours =   Silver Award  certificate

                                                  100 hours =   Gold Award certificate

 

There are progressive steps leading all the way up to 1000 hours of learning at the top Doctorate level.    We ask children to participate in at least 10 hours of ‘something new’ for each award level above Bronze/Award level.

 

As part of the Children’s University each child receives:

  • A CU Passport To Learning
  • Access to CU Learning Activities provided by CU quality assured Learning Destinations.
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