We are extremely proud to be a Rotherham’s Children’s University partner school. Children’s University (CU) is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning in children. It encourages and celebrates participation in extra-curricular activities, both in and outside of school, by awarding children with CU credits. One credit is awarded for each hour of extra learning, and children build up these credits to gain awards and certificates.
When a child has achieved 30 credits (30 hours of extra learning), they receive a Bronze award certificate, 65 credits= Silver and 100 credits=Gold.
As a school, we feel that participation in extra-curricular activities is not only fun, but also very important to a child’s developmental journey into a well-rounded young person. Taking part in these extra hours of learning has been shown to positively impact on attainment, increase a pupil’s positive identification with school, and build self-confidence and resilience. We therefore encourage, and fully support all of our pupils to take advantage of the Children’s University scheme, and collect as many credits as they can!
How to earn credits
All children have to do is attend clubs and activities provided by school!
These are some examples:
Any after school club
Being a playleader
Gold Award Winners
In July 2020, we were extremely proud to announce that 8 of our pupil's had achieved their Gold Children's University awards. This means they have completed more than 100 hours of extra learning outside of school! What an achievement! Although we couldn't celebrate with them the way we would have liked to due to COVID-19 restrictions, Children's University held a special virtual graduation ceremony, with messages of congratulations from teachers, headteachers, Children's University leaders, and even David Walliams!
October Half Term Challenges
Thank you so much to everyone who took part in our October half term challenges! They were very well received, with many of our pupils taking part in extra learning activities during the week. As you can see from the pictures, they all look like they had lots of fun!