50 youngsters aged from seven to 14 years old will be donning a cap and gown and collecting their graduation certificates from Kent Children’s University on Monday evening.
The awards celebrate the hard work the children have put into studying various out-of- school subjects and activities showing they have studied for at least 65 hours in addition to their normal school day to gain a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, Certificate or Diploma.
The children from schools in Dartford, Gravesend, Maidstone and Thanet have learnt many exciting new skills, from writing articles for a newsletter, street dancing, canoeing, how to fence and many, many more.
Roger Gough, Cabinet Member for Education said: “Congratulations to every child graduating here today for achieving so many hours of study over and above their normal school day. Children thrive when they have lots of stimulation and these out-of-school activities provide them with plenty of new experiences to interest and excite them. The skills they gain may give them an interest in the subject for the rest of their lives.”
The Children’s University Trust is a national organisation which offers 7 to 14 year olds (and 5 to 6 year olds with their families) exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours. The activities can take the form of a one-off workshop, Children’s University fun lectures with well known and inspirational people, trips to libraries and museums, arts and crafts activities, sports coaching as well as extra curricular activities within schools. Currently 64 schools across Kent are involved in the Kent Children’s University scheme.
For more information, visit the Kent Children’s University website