Children’s University encourages children and young people to be curious, explore new challenges and choose experiences that set their imagination alight. Our unique approach boosts children’s confidence and wellbeing, nurtures their skills, raises their aspirations, and sparks a love of learning that stays with them throughout their lives.
Children’s University awards promote and celebrate learning and achievement that takes place beyond the classroom – during lunchtimes, after school, at weekends and in the holidays. Children and young people collect virtual credit coins and skill points for taking part in activities such as after-school clubs, drama groups, sports teams or learning experiences at museums, parks and community centres.
The learning journey is about developing practical and personal skills, building confidence, discovering new interests, and experiencing fun new ways to learn. By incentivising voluntary learning Children's University supports young people to develop interests, engage in learning that improves health and wellbeing and build confidence and skills that broaden their horizons.
Our awards are open to children, aged 5-14, of all backgrounds – it’s fun and enjoyable, non-competitive, and accessible for all. Children and young people normally join our awards scheme through a participating school. Schools and organisations who offer extracurricular learning opportunities can find out more about Children’s University by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
There are 10 Children’s University award levels, from Undergraduate Award to Postgraduate Fellowship. Each level has a Bronze, Silver and Gold award. On average it takes around 1 year to reach each award level, depending on how often children participate in activities outside school hours. There’s no pressure for children to reach any award within a specific timeframe, each child’s journey and goals are theirs to decide.
Achievements are recognised through Children’s University Awards in the form of Certificates presented at celebration events held at participating schools, colleges and universities.
Provider: Children’s University Scotland / Curiosity Collective
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For Ages: 10 - 14
Time to Complete: 30 Hours
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Meeting Frequency: Ad Hoc
Contact Christine Norval on 0131 202 0430, or send an email.