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 3 to 6. If you are interested in joining please see Mrs Martin. Passports can be purchased for £3.
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 Mrs Martin who will be able to discuss it further with you.
COLLECTING PASSPORT INFORMATION
Due to the ongoing pandemic Louise Waller has been collecting any CU Passport evidence from participants via email - you can email evidence to her at the following address
Louise will collate the evidence on the head office computer system. Please do this by FRIDAY 16TH APRIL.
When I have the go ahead to start collecting passports again in school, I'll let you all know. I hope the children are enjoying the challenges. Feel free to Tweet your photos if you so wish to onto the school Twitter page.
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.