What is the Children's University?
A launchpad to future success
Our vision - to inspire all young people (aged 5 to 14), to discover innovative and creative learning outside the normal school day, and so develop new interests and acquire new skills.
Our aims for children – to work with schools and the local community to provide quality assured learning opportunities that:
- Raise aspiration, self-esteem and confidence
- Encourage curiosity and love of learning
- Enhance motivation and build resilience
- Improve life experiences
How it works
The Children’s University provides all children aged 5-14 years with the opportunity to take part in exciting and creative learning activities outside of the normal school day. The activities can be before or after school, at weekends and during the school holidays.
The activity must be completed at a recognised Children's University Learning Destination to ensure that it offers high quality learning.
Activities can include, for example: clubs which run before, during lunchtime or after school; visits to tourist attractions such as museums; formal sports coaching activities; participation in clubs and societies such as music, drama and Scouting and Guiding groups.
If your child's school is a member of Children's University then your child could be issued with a Passport to Learning free of charge. The school will provide learning activities that can be included in your child's passport.
The school will have a dedicated Children's University co-ordinator who can tell you more about the activities on offer.
If your school is not currently involved in Norfolk Children's University, your child can still become a member.
Membership costs £8 and provides your child with a Passport to Learning and an e-passport licence so your can join our online community of Norfolk 'undergraduates'. Memberships are available by visiting your local library.
Children can travel around Norfolk and the UK with their Passport, collecting stamps as they go. Learning Destinations across the country provide memorable, fun and good quality learning opportunities.
You can find out more about Learning Destinations across the UK by visiting www.childrensuniversity.co.uk.
The Kinesis Centre
Norwich City Football Club
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