Royd Nursery Infant School has recently become part of the Sheffield Children’s University.
Sheffield Children’s University (CU) is part of a national initiative that encourages and celebrates children and young people who take part in learning activities outside of school hours. Research shows that children and young people who are rewarded for choosing to learn out of school feel proud and confident about their achievements and do better at school.
The Children’s University celebrates children and young people’s achievements with award certificates and badges. Learning can be at either CU subscribed schools in Sheffield or at registered activity providers across the city, called Learning Destinations.
One credit is awarded for every hour of learning outside of school.
The national awards are:
Bronze (30 hours)
Silver (65 hours)
Gold (100 hours) …and these continue right the way up to 1000 hours!
Gold awards are presented at special ceremonies at the Town Hall or universities to which a parent/carer is also invited. With each award children and young people receive, they receive a report which outlines their activities and accounts for each hour they have spent learning out of school. This report can become part of their record of achievement and evidences the learning they have taken part in out of school hours, which can be important when they begin to apply to further education or seek employment.
Our first pupil to receive their ‘GOLD’ Children’s University award for taking part in learning activities out of school time, either in or around school.
One credit is earned for each hour of activity that they take part in. It takes a 100 credits to get your ‘Gold’ certificate which is over 100 hours.
To celebrate their amazing achievement they have been invited to a special award ceremony held at Hallam University. They will be presented with a special Children’s University cap and gown before being presented with their award. Well done!
For more information, please click on the following link to the Sheffield Children’s University website.