Children's University

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Our school is a member of the Children’s University and your child is invited to join us on a journey of learning and fun whilst earning learning credits in their own, individually numbered passport, collecting awards and certificates along the way.

The Children’s University is an extra-curricular learning programme which takes place outside of the classroom and encourages 5 to 14 year olds to try new experiences, develop new interests, acquire new skills and have fun through learning within a variety of different areas. The learning is voluntary and children may participate as little or as often as they wish.

All children who join the Children’s University are given an individual ‘Passport to Learning’ in which  they can collect and record the hours of learning (credits) that they have achieved through taking part in Children’s University accredited learning activities. At level 1, children will ultimately work towards the National Children’s University Degree with awards and certificates awarded in school along the way.

Learning hours can be earned in various ways through a growing number of different places and sources such as:

  • After-school clubs
  • Homework Projects
  • Local and national learning destinations
    such as Banbury Library, Banbury Museum, Wade Gymnastics, Stagecoach, Pets at Home, Warwick Castle,  Woodland Trust and many more.
  • Online worksheets accredited by the Children’s University

Further details of local and national learning destinations can be found online at www.childrensuniversity.co.uk/home/learning-destinations whereas other information about the Children’s University can be found at www.childrensuniversity.co.uk and  on our school website at www.hanwellfieldscommunityschool.org.uk/Parents/Childrens-University

The Children’s University is currently being re-launched to get even more local learning destinations involved in the future - where your children can earn learning credits through the structured clubs that they already attend. As a result, the school welcomes your children telling us about clubs which they already attend or other places of learning that they enjoy so that we can approach them to see if they would like to be accredited in the future so that your child and others can earn credits through them.

If your child would like to join us on our journey with the Children’s University, please ask the office as a one-off payment of £5 is required to cover the cost of the passport. We will then issue the passport to your child so that they can begin collecting credits.