What is Children’s University?
Children’s University is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning in children. This is achieved by encouraging and celebrating participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside school.
At North Wootton Academy we offer a wide range of after-school activities from Year 1 upwards. Every time a child attends an after school club the time they spend is logged on the club register. Each hour being one credit. Hours are banked and accumulate year-on-year.
Once children gain enough hours (See below) they will attend a Children’s University Graduation Ceremony. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the children’s many talents, skills and achievements in their learning beyond the school day.
Certificates start with a Bronze Award for 30 hours of CU Learning Activities and go up to a Gold Fellowship Award for 1,000 hours! Children are encouraged to participate in a wide range of learning opportunities and to broaden their experience, so there is a cap of 100 hours per club.
|Bronze Level||Silver Level||Gold Level (Graduation level)|
|Awards||Bronze Award (30 hours)||Silver Award (65 hours)||Gold Award (100 hours)|
|Bronze Certificate (130 hours)||Silver Certificate (165 hours)||Gold Certificate (200 hours)|
|Bronze Diploma (230 hours)||Silver Diploma (265 hours)||Gold Diploma (300 hours)|
|Bronze Degree (330 hours)||Silver Degree (365 hours)||Gold Degree (400 hours)|
|Bronze Postgraduate Award (430 hours)||Silver Postgraduate Award (465 hours)||Gold Postgraduate Award (500 hours)|
|Bronze Postgraduate Certificate (530 hours)||Silver Postgraduate Certificate (565 hours)||Gold Postgraduate Certificate (600 hours)|
|Bronze Postgraduate Diploma (630 hours)||Silver Postgraduate Diploma (665 hours)||Gold Postgraduate Diploma (700 hours)|
|Bronze Postgraduate Masters Degree (730 hours)||Silver Postgraduate Masters Degree (765 hours)||Gold Postgraduate Masters Degree (800 hours)|
|Bronze Doctorate (830 hours)||Silver Doctorate (865 hours)||Gold Doctorate (900 hours)|
|Bronze Fellowship (930 hours)||Silver Fellowship (965 hours)||Gold Fellowship (100 hours)|
Do other clubs that the children attend count – not school ones?
Credits can be earned by attending other clubs, but they must have been accredited by Children’s University and will be on a list of CU Learning Destinations which can be viewed on the Children’s University website.
To log the hours attended at a CU Learning Destination you will need a Passport to Learning in which to record participation in the activities taken part in beyond the classroom.
A Passport to Learning can be purchased from the School Office or on Scopay for £5.
Do any other activities count?
Many museums and places of interest where the children extend their learning are recognised CU Learning Destinations – just check the list and take your Passport along to be stamped or signed.