Grosvenor Park Primary School pupils are taking part in an exciting project, called Children’s University. It is available to all children currently in Years 1 to 6. If you are interested in joining please see Miss Taylor. Passports can be purchased for £3. Please see below information regarding Children's University for children in Reception.
The Children's University (CU) aims to promote a love of learning by providing high-quality out-of-school-hours activities to children. Some of these activities are provided by school, in the form of extra-curricular clubs, and others are in the wider community, by visiting museums etc. As children take part in various activities, they gain credits based on the number of hours they have spent participating in the learning activity. At the end of the year, children are rewarded based on how many credits they have earned and gained certificates to show their level of achievement. A graduation ceremony is held, where children will receive certificates in recognition of their achievements.
We are incredibly proud of the commitment and dedication our children put into wanting to further their learning in their own time. School staff work hard to provide a wealth of after school clubs to suit all ages and abilities - please speak to us if there is a club you would like to know any more about.
If you are interested in finding out more then please speak to Miss Taylor who will be able to discuss it further with you.
Children's University Graduation
At the end of each year, the total number of stamps that you collect will be added up. If you have obtained enough, you and your child will be invited to a graduation ceremony at Lancaster University. In the past, that wonderful event has been an amazing highlight at the end of the year.
If you know of a club or learning activity outside of school that is not yet part of the Children's University project, then this information sheet may be of use. Please pass it on to the leader of the group. It contains details of how they can be validated as an official 'Learning Destination' so that they are able to reward children with passport stamps.
This will happen once a half term. You will receive a text to ask for the passport to be sent into school. If you miss the deadline, your child's passport will be updated on the next "update day" during the following term.
If you lose / misplace your passport the replacement charge is £3.
**Remember the idea behind the scheme is to encourage lots of different learning and participation in additional learning after school and outside of school hours.
***School swimming lessons are not counted unfortunately.
Grosvenor Park's University Pathway (EYFS/Reception)
For children in Reception, they will have the opportunity to take part in our very own Grosvenor Park's University Pathway, before embarking on the Children's University in Year 1.
At the start of each term a new ‘pathway’ with 12 new learning opportunities will be given to each student to complete outside of school. For each activity a student completes they will receive 1 university credit - just email a picture of your child carrying out the activity to the child’s teacher. At the start of each term a new ‘pathway’ with 12 new learning opportunities will be given to each student to complete outside of school. For each activity a student completes they will receive 1 university credit - just email a picture of your child carrying out the activity to the child’s teacher.
If a student gains 12 credits over the year they will graduate, at the end of the year, with a bronze award. If a student gains 20 credits over the year, they will receive a silver award and if they gain over 30 credits they will graduate with a gold award. The children will receive a certificate in a special graduation ceremony with graduation caps – parents will be invited in to celebrate! Credits over the year can be earnt from across the three pathways. See below pictures from this year’s celebration.