York Children’s University
The Children’s University is a national scheme which seeks to inspire children aged 7–14, with the aspiration of taking them to new places through extra-curricular and out-of-school activities. York Children’s University (York CU) is led and managed by York Cares who bring together schools, businesses, universities, museums, libraries, sports and music clubs, outdoor activities and more to offer children opportunities to link real life with learning.
The Passport Scheme
The Children’s University Passport to Learning scheme is a national framework which enables children to gain recognition for extra-curricular and out-of-school learning at approved destinations. The Passport is modeled on an adult passport in which children are able to collect stamps/stickers and work towards certification. At least once a year a graduation style ceremony will be held at The University of York and will celebrate children who have achieved at least 30 hours of learning.
Carr Junior School have been involved with York Children's University since it began in 2011 and currently all children are able to obtain a passport and start collecting. All after school clubs run at Carr are all approved Learning Destinations so children can start collecting stickers straight away!
For a list of current Learning Destinations where children can collect passport stickers look at this document.
If your child attends a club or activity which is not on the list of Learning Destinations then click here http://www.childrensuniversity.co.uk/learning-destinations/ to contact York Cares to become validated!
For more information on Children’s University nationally including which Learning Destinations you can visit whilst on holiday see http://www.childrensuniversity.co.uk/
Carr Junior School were very proud to have some children who were part of the first group to graduate in Summer 2012. Have a look at these pictures and start collecting your stickers so you can be at the next graduation ceremony!