The Norfolk Children’s University is a brilliant initiative that involves lots of Children around the County. Mad Science Norfolk performed ‘Here comes the Sun’ show at the graduation celebration sponsored by Briar Chemicals.
The Children’s University provides all children aged 5-14 years with the opportunity to take part in exciting and creative learning activities outside of the normal school day. The activities can be before or after school, at weekends and during the school holidays. The activity must be completed at a recognised Children’s University Learning Destination to ensure that it offers high quality learning. Activities can include, for example: clubs which run before, during lunchtime or after school; visits to tourist attractions such as museums; formal sports coaching activities; participation in clubs and societies such as music, drama and Scouting and Guiding groups.
Schools that are a member of Children’s University issue each of their Students with a ‘Passport to Learning’ and provide learning activities that can be included in the Students passport.
Children can travel around Norfolk and the UK with their Passport, collecting stamps as they go. When they build up their hours they are presenting with awards at a special graduation ceremony during term time where they get to attend with their Families and Teachers, wear gowns and hats and see a cool presentation from one of the activity providers.
This year, the Graduation Presentations were held at the University of East Anglia with a performance of ‘Here comes the Sun’, a Mad Science Norfolk show developed with Briar Chemicals for in-school shows. The morning consisted of gowning, graduation ceremony, a show by Mad Science Norfolk and a campus tour.
Congratulations to everyone who received their undergraduate degree this year!
Photo credit: Howard Junior School