Ealing's Children's University
We are launching a Children’s University hub in Ealing, starting with these primary schools in Northolt:
- Gifford Primary School
- Greenwood Primary School
- Petts Hill Primary School
- Viking Primary School
Take a look at the Ealing's Children's University schools presentation (pdf)
Our Easter Challenge sheet is now live. You can:
Active Leaders have provided the Get Active activity in the Easter Challenge sheet. They will be posting daily Easter themed activities to their Facebook and Intagram @activeleadersuk to encourage children and their households to get outside and embrace nature! For more information on what they do check out their website here
News from our friends at Junior Design
Young designers at the Junior Design Factory are proud to launch their new activity website - designed entirely by kids, for kids! It’s full of Children’s University validated activities that they can get involved with over Easter. Right now, dinosaurs have taken over the website thanks to Dinostar Hull and there are plenty of dinosaur themed activities to take part in.
About the programme
Schools can show these videos to pupils:
- Introduction from programme coordinator Maria Wright
- Children's University animation
- Scarborough graduation ceremony
We will be expanding to additional schools next year but for now, the priority is to get the programme embedded in to the first four schools.
The programme is being coordinated by Maria Wright from the school partnerships and enrichment team, supported by funding received from the John Lyons Charity over three years.
Children’s University aims to improve the aspirations and attainment of pupils aged 5-14 by
- connecting them with learning activities beyond the school day such as after-schools clubs, visits to universities and museums,
- social action opportunities such as volunteering in the local community.
The programme has recently broadened its offer to include employer engagement opportunities. There is an online offer for pupils also and this has been the focus for many Children’s Universities over the last twelve months.
Children can collect credits for the activities they participate in which can be recorded in their passport or on the online platform. We will be organising a graduation ceremony for pupils, parents/carers next year once they have had time to collect as many credits as possible. The focus of the graduation will be to celebrate the pupil’s efforts and achievements.
We will be adding information to this page regularly and producing newsletters for pupils and parents to highlight a variety of local and national activities as they come on board.
If you know of any providers who you think may be interested on coming on board, you can either direct them to me or get them to fill in the learning destination form online
Please direct any queries to Maria Wright firstname.lastname@example.org