Children’s University

Children’s University

Children’s University

We are delighted to announce that Park Hill Junior School is part of the Children’s University (CU) of Croydon!

We want to encourage children to participate in the Children’s University. Through this scheme children collect credit for time they spend doing out of school activities. The hours they spend are recorded in a Passport and children receive awards when they reach set levels. We believe the scheme compliments and enhances our school homework policy. It costs £5 to participate in the scheme.

The Children’s University (CU) Trust is managed through a network of over 80 local children’s universities in England. Each one is distinctive in character, responding to the needs of the local community within the quality assurance framework of the CU Trust.

Activities must take place outside the normal school day and are always voluntary. Activities can include clubs which run before school, during lunchtime, after school or at weekends and during holidays. All activities are validated/checked by local Children’s University representatives for the quality of learning they provide. Once the quality of learning has been validated, the learning provider becomes a CU validated Learning Destination and will display a black and gold Learning Destination poster and/or sticker.

Participants to the Children’s University use Passports To Learning in which they record the number of hours of completed CU validated learning activities. Children are encouraged to progress through the CU Certification scheme, based on the number of hours of attendance throughout their involvement with the Children’s University. Bronze, silver and gold certificates are awarded at CU Undergraduate, CU Postgraduate and CU Doctorate levels. The certificates are usually presented at a graduation ceremony organised through the local Children’s University.

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