Cornwall Children’s University™

What is the Children’s University™?

Learning-Destination-0x350The Children’s University™ is a national project which recognises the achievements of young people who take part in high quality out of hours learning activities. These activities can be run at a school as an afterschool club or may be offered by other ‘Learning Destinations’, such as a museum, library or zoo. The scheme is open to young people aged 7-14.

The aim of the Children’s University™ is to raise the aspirations of our young people by introducing them to a wide range of learning opportunities and a love of lifelong learning. The students are given their own ‘Learning Passports’ in which they collect stamps or stickers to record their learning hours. These count towards gaining the nationally recognised certificates for 30, 65 and 100 hours of activity.

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is pleased to be a designated ‘Learning Destination’ for the Children’s University™. Children visiting the Maritime Museum will be able to collect stickers for their Learning Passports by taking part in different activities throughout the year, especially during the school holidays. We will offer a package of leaning activities and resources including drop-in ‘make and take’ craft activities, hands-on crabbing sessions and our ‘Let’s explore the Museum!’ activity trail.

For more information on the national Children’s University™ please go to: www.childrensuniversity.co.uk