Your Children's University Passport

A Passport to Learning is a record of all the activities completed through the Children’s University, which logs the hours and activities children complete and allows us to celebrate their achievements with certificates and special Graduation Days.

Passports are supplied through participating schools.

If your school is not currently involved in Norfolk Children's University, your child can still become a member.

Memberships are available by visiting your local library. If you sign up through the library you will need to activate your passport.

Activate your Passport to Learning

This form is to activate e-Passports purchased through libraries only. If you received your e-Passport via a school you do not need to complete this form.

Activate your Passport to Learning online

Membership costs £8 and provides your child with a Passport to Learning and an e-passport licence so you can join our online community of Norfolk 'undergraduates'.

Log in to your e-Passport account

Once you have your Passport to Learning there are lots of fun and exciting ways you can earn stamps. To get started, the Norfolk CU team has come up with 10 ideas to discover some of the ways you can earn stamps.

It is important that you log all your credits on the e-Passport system as well as in your passports, to keep your records up to date. We download a report off this system when organising our graduation events, which shows us our CU members who have enough hours to graduate. We then contact these members to invite them along to one of our graduation events, therefore if your record is not up to date you may miss the opportunity to attend a graduation.

Where can the passport be used?

All libraries have special Norfolk Children’s University activities. Just ask any member of staff, including on our mobile libraries – all the accredited activities in libraries are free. Click here for Libraries Children's University activity sheets.

Norfolk School Library Service (SLS) supports Children’s University by encouraging Reading for Pleasure in children’s free time.

Norfolk SLS can run bespoke Reading Groups during the school day for individual primary schools or a cluster of schools. These reading groups
are particularly effective for transition, for Year 6 children from a cluster to meet each other, for example, at the cluster high school.

How the reading group works

There are two models:

  1. Chatterbooks model. See www.readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/chatterbooks
    Children of all abilities choose a book to read at home from a selection of books around a theme (books provided by SLS). When
    the reading group meets children discuss their book and enjoy creative activities together (e.g. drama/games/art) based on the
    theme.
  2. Single book model. Children of a similar age/ability all read the same novel at home (novel is chosen by SLS, bought by school).
    When the reading group meets children take part in a quiz on the book, creative activities (e.g drama/games/art) and discussion all
    based on the book.

Schools pay for these reading groups by purchasing tokens from Services for Schools
Contact school.library.service@norfolk.gov.uk - 01603 222265

All Rainbow, Brownie and Guide Groups have been approved as Children's University Learning Destinations. Click here to visit the Girlguiding website and click here to view the How to use guide for leaders

All Beaver, Cub and Scout Groups in Norfolk have been approved as Children's University Learning Destinations. Click here to visit the Norfolk Scouts website and click here to view the How to use guide for Group Leaders.

If you are a Guide or Scout leader and would like to start awarding hours, you will need to order a stamp to validate activities in passports. Please email us at cs.norfolkchildrensuniversity@norfolk.gov.uk to request an order form. 

* Free entry for Passport Holders

Dance

Drama/Acting

Music

Swimming

Sailing

Football

Martial Arts

Tennis

Trampolining

Water Sports

Gymnastics

Cricket

Other

The organisations listed below have all been approved by Norfolk Children’s University because they provide high-quality, engaging, fun, out-of hours learning for groups of school pupils. They can provide activities in your school setting or in their own venues.

Anglia TV
B&Q
Blickling hall
Brancaster Museum
Broadgrace Church
Hautbois Activity Centre
Kingswood Overstrand Hall
Kingswood West Runton
Norfolk and Norwich Festival
Norfolk Adult Education Service
Norwich Historic Churches Trust