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 McGurk. 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. Mr Fern works hard to ensure the staff at Grosvenor Park provide a wealth of after school clubs to suit all ages and abilities - please speak to him 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 McGurk 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
This year our Graduation Ceremony will be taking place in school. We have four graduates this year that have earned themselves a shiny certificate and a small gift as a token of our appreciation for continuing their learning journey with the CU.
We all know this has been a difficult year with many Learning Destinations and Extra Curricular Clubs being closed due to Covid-19 but we are hopeful that after the Summer holidays, the world will begin to open up further and we can get back to full speed with the Children's University.
Well done to all those children who have taken the time to complete the activity sheets and sent your updated work to Louise at Head Office to record.
Children's University Challenges
These will be accessible on Twitter / Facebook. Each week Louise will be sending out home learning challenges for you to complete whilst you are at home. You can email your evidence direct to Louise and she will keep your records up to date at head office. Her email address is on the challenge sheets.
Home Learning during Covid-19
Below you will find weekly activities to keep you busy during your home learning. You can email completed work to Louise - her email is on the homepage.
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 recieve a text to ask for the passport to be sent into school. If you miss the deadline, your childs passport will be updated on the next "update day" during the following term. As you can appreicate there are over 50 children participating in this scheme, they take a long time to update and I'd be stamping passports forever more if we didn't have a set date.
All summer credits will be added onto the Autumn term sheet and sent to CU for recording.
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.