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Children’s University celebrate graduate success

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Pupils celebrate Children's University graduation success

Children’s University, which is spearheaded by Wakefield College, is aimed to encourage children to develop a love of learning beyond the classroom. Children collected stamps for each hour of learning they completed either in after-school activities or at one of the many affiliated Learning Destinations (such as Wakefield Theatre Royal, The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield Wildcats and Wakefield One) across the region.

This year’s guest speaker was local entrepreneur and former BBC Apprentice finalist Clare Young. Claire recounted her time as a student and offered advice to the full house which included teachers, parents and over 170 graduating students. 

James Pennington, Wakefield CU Manager, said, “We are delighted to be holding our fourth CU Graduation Ceremony and recognising the efforts and achievements of our young members. We’ve been established for just over four years now and the support we’ve received from schools, learning destinations and parents has been fantastic. 

“But above all, Children’s University is all about the children: participating in activities, having new experiences and learning new skills outside the conventional school hours. It is proven that being involved with Children’s University equips them with a thirst for knowledge and learning and also helps their attendance and achievement at school.”

Children receive a bronze certificate for 30 hours, silver for 65 hours and gold for 100 hours. They will be joined by parents, teachers and CU patrons at the Graduation ceremony.

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CONTACT: For more information email info@wakefield.ac.uk, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 30 June, 2016

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