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Information for Learning Destinations

“Habitats outside the classroom - out there in the wild - are
where the best learning might take place” (Dr James Bradburne, Director General of the Fondazione) Palazzo Strozzi )

Devon Children’s University
3 Endsleigh Place Plymouth University Drakes Circus PL4 8AA T: +44 (0)1752 587698 E: [email protected] www.childrensuniversityofdevon.org

"You don't have to be in school to learn"
- Children’s University Student

@ChildUniDevon

What is Children’s University?
The Children's University (CU) aims to provide high quality, exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside of normal school hours. It is aimed at children aged 7 to 14 (and 5 and 6 year olds with their families), and engages the wider community as learning partners. Its ambition is to raise aspirations, boost achievement and foster a love of learning, so that young people can make the most of their abilities and interests. Our students are issued with a Passport To Learning in which they collect ‘stamps’ for every hour of ‘informal’ (outside the classroom) learning that they do. Certificates are awarded for bronze and silver levels locally and gold certificates are presented at a special graduation ceremony held at Plymouth University towards the end of the summer term.

What does a Learning Destination do?
    update passports to reflect the learning that has taken place. keep us up to date with upcoming events for us to promote through our website and monthly newsletter advertise membership when marketing to schools continue to provide high quality learning.

What do the children think?

“I enjoy all the different clubs and activities and get to meet lots of different people and try new activities and skills.”

Why not use this opportunity to grow your business? Your six steps to getting involved 1. Call or email us on [email protected].
2. Complete a short summary of the activity. 3. Host a short onsite meeting with a CU representative to discuss the learning opportunities that you can provide to meet the national CU criteria. 4. We will lodge your details with national CU and you will feature on both their and our websites. 5. You will receive a certificate to recognise your status as a CU ‘Learning Destination.’ 6. You can then display your CU window decal to promote your membership to our students. You can also be nominated by students or parents to become a Learning Destination with us. We will contact you by email if this is the case.

“Going to university made me and my parents really proud. Like seeing me in a cap and gown. My mum said she never thought she would see inside a university. It just makes me feel proud."
Management of Devon Children’s University Devon CU is managed by Plymouth University with support from Devon County Council.

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