Children's University

Children’s University is a national programme which recognises and celebrates children’s efforts and achievements in extra curricular learning.
 
Many of the clubs at the school have been validated by the Children’s University as providing excellent learning opportunities, and we are hoping to have more clubs validated soon. Validated activities are recorded in a Learning Passport, available from school at a cost of £2.50. The passport is designed to inspire and encourage children to go on a learning journey to develop independent learning skills and love of learning.
 
Children receive certificates when they reach certain milestones. The first is 30 hours, and 10 children have already received their certificates in assembly to celebrate this achievement. The children are then invited to a graduation ceremony after achieving 65 hours or more, and we had a number of children who attended the graduation in March at Falmouth University. Currently, we have over 70 St Mewan pupils taking part in the Children’s University. You can find out more about the Children's University at http://www.childrensuniversity.co.uk/ and http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/cornwallcu.

How do I get stickers?

Current list of validated clubs at school where children can earn stickers

Please note, some of these clubs do not take place all year round, and some are by invitation only.

Global Issues

Miss Palmer

Lunchtime

 

Dance

Miss Willcock

 

 

Speed Swimming

Mrs Snell

Afternoon

 

Netball

Miss Lukey/Miss Martin/Miss Downing

After School

 

Recorder

Mrs Farley

Lunchtime

Years 4-6

Samba

Mrs Harvey

Lunchtime

Year 6

Piano Lessons

Mrs Farley

Various

Years 1-6

Woodwind Lessons

Mrs Farley

Various

Years 2-6

String Lessons

Mrs Frost/Mr Pascoe

Various

Years 2-6

Singing Lessons

Mrs Harvey

Various

Years 2-6

What do we think of Children's University?
 
"My favourite Children’s University activity is piano. I have lessons at school with Mrs Farley. Working had in my lessons and doing my practice at home meant that I was able to do a piano solo in my class assembly. The best bit about going to the Children’s University Graduation was when we all threw our hats into the air at the end." - William Childs

"I do a lot of activities to gain hours towards my Children’s University awards but my favourite is Cubs. I love spending time outdoors, walking and camping. Cubs has given me the chance to do all of these things whilst also learning important skills, such as first aid. At the graduation day I particularly enjoyed meeting the University students: they showed us some amazing creatures from the zoology department." - Megan Childs

"One of my Children’s University activities is singing. Mrs Harvey teaches me once a week. I have learnt so much during my lessons and it has given me the chance to perform at local events. The great thing about singing is that I don’t mind practising between lessons, I actually really enjoy it! The graduation service was a great chance to look around a real university and it was so interesting to listen to some of the students talk about their time there." - Bethany Childs