Saltash Community school is proud to have launched its involvement in the Children’s University scheme, helping to develop our students’ skills and future employability.
Children’s University is a nationwide scheme where children from the ages of 5-14 are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities. They are given a ‘Passport to learning’ and in this passport, they record the hours of activities they complete. These hours add up to certificates and the scheme goes all the way up to 1000 hours. Children will be presented with their certificates in school and once they reach any gold level, they are invited to a ‘graduation ceremony’ held annually to celebrate their achievements.
For more information about award levels and events, please look at the Devon & Cornwall Children’s University website: www.plym.ac.uk/childrens-university or their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DevonChildUni.
Students can claim for 1 hour (1 stamp), per week, per activity / club. For example, if a student attends 5 hours of swimming lessons, they can only claim for one of those hours each week. However, if they attend 1 hour each of swimming, dance, science, music and chess clubs, they can have a stamp for each of these activities, which makes a total of 5 stamps for the week. This was put in place by Central CU and is to encourage students to take part in as many different activities as possible.
For more information on Saltash Community School’s involvement with the Children’s University please contact Mrs E Gue, Head of Careers and PD at Saltash Community School at email@example.com