Children’s University gives pupils the opportunity to take part in exciting learning activities which take place outside the normal school day – it could be before school, during lunchtime, after school, during weekends or holidays. The learning links to something children could do in the future at university and teaches them new skills. At Meredale, all clubs are accredited by Children's University and therefore provide credits for each hour completed. Challenge activities are also sent out during each term for children to earn extra credits.
When starting at Meredale, children are provided with a Passport to Learning where they will collect stamps for the number of hours they have spent on an activity. Certificates are awarded at Bronze, Silver and Gold level and are presented at a special graduation ceremony linked to a Kent university.
In the summer term, an award is made to a child who has consistently represented the values of the Children's University scheme throughout the year. This is presented during our annual Prizegiving ceremony.
"The Children's University makes you want to go to school more and take part in clubs. I like working towards my next certificate by saving up my hours. Taking part in Children's University activities allows me to make new friends and learn new skills." (pupil in year 5)
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