Children’s University Fourth Graduation ceremony
On Wednesday 28 November, 60 children from across Cornwall will be attending the fourth graduation ceremony of The Children’s University at the University Campus at Tremough to receive certificates for participating in extra learning activities outside of their formal school lessons.
This time the graduation will be attended by pupils from across Cornwall, including Ludgvan, St Mewan, Parc Eglos, Penryn College, Penrice, St John’s (Camborne) and Sithney Schools, as well as children from Camborne 1st and Helston 1st Brownies, Camborne 7th Guides, Hayle Surf Lifesaving Club, Penryn Saturday Club, Carn Brea Judo Club, Swallows Gymnastics of Helston, Upstage Theatre Company and Stagecoach of Bodmin. Certificates will be presented by The Mayor of Penryn, Councillor Gillian Grant.
Children’s University is a national scheme to encourage and reward children for out of hours learning. They earn their certificates by taking part in school and community clubs and activities across a wide range of subjects. Lisa Neville, manager of Children’s University in Cornwall, says “Children take part in a huge range of clubs and activities and through Children’s University we can reward them for their efforts. The graduation ceremony at a real university campus is an exciting event and children attend with their families to help them to celebrate their achievements.”
The ceremony will be jointly hosted by the University of Exeter and University College Falmouth who share and jointly manage the Tremough Campus.
“University College Falmouth and the University of Exeter are delighted to host the fourth Graduation Ceremony for the Children’s University to celebrate the achievements and dedication of the children involved” says Sam Hudspith, UK Recruitment & Outreach Coordinator for University College Falmouth.
Lecturers and a team of Student Ambassadors from both Universities will be supporting the event and giving a talk to the children and families about life at university. Richard Prest, Outreach Officer for the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus at Tremough, says “University Student Ambassadors are real life role models who can inspire these young people to make the connection between the skills and interests they are developing through Children’s University with real university opportunities later on.”
Story posted 27 November 2012