At Christ Church, we work hard in providing a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities, aiming to promote healthy and happy lifestyles. We believe that joining in with activities before or after school helps to build self-esteem and gives children the opportunity to enjoy learning new skills, perhaps finding a new passion that they will enjoy for the rest of their lives! The Children’s University complements this by their belief that children can and do learn anywhere, when doing all sorts of activities, and that children learn best when decide what they want to learn, when and where, and most importantly, have FUN whilst learning.
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Dear Parents and Carers,
On Monday 19 October, Angela Nelson, the local representative from The Children's University, came to Christ Church to tell our learners about the organisation. You may have seen some literature at the Parents' Consultation Day.
The idea is to encourage children to take part in learning activities outside of school hours e.g. before and after school clubs, cubs, brownies, sports' clubs etc. Your child collects one stamp for each hour of activity. Children can also earn stamps by visiting museums and art galleries etc. When your child has earned thirty stamps, S/he will have a graduation ceremony and receive a certificate.
We will be commencing Children's University after half-term. Mrs Dunn will be trained as a 'verifier' for out of hours school activities and Angela is happy to visit clubs and organisation that are not yet on the Lambeth list of verified activities. In order to qualify, clubs must have a planned, learning programme.
What you have to do could not be easier.
Please read the following information carefully…
The Children’s University (CU) Trust offers 7 to 14 year olds (and 5 to 6 year olds with their families) exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours.
Every time your child goes to a learning destination, e.g. after school clubs, they are going to take their passport with them to get stamped. They will then need to return it to their class passport box to collect any stamps due from school clubs.
Please note that hundreds of outside clubs/ activities/ places are also learning destinations (if in doubt, ask when you go to places). The children will be allowed to take passports out of school when they need to, but must remember to return them to the passport box when done.
Apart from encouraging our children to take part in a variety of stimulating activities as they grow, there is an added incentive… Graduation!
Towards the end of the school year, there will be a special ceremony in for those children who have achieved bronze level (30 stamps) and above. You will be invited! Your child will be supplied with a cap and gown just like a real university graduation.
What a proud moment for all the family!
Our school has decided to help families by partnering with you and paying half of the cost of the passport. Thee full cost is £5.00 which means that with our support you only pay £2.50. Graduation is completely free! If your child loses their C.U Passport, they might have to pay the full cost for replacement, so please encourage them to look after the passport!
They will carry on shining! Passports last until they are 14, so they can take it to their next teacher, their next school and continue working to the next levels. Imagine all the experiences which can be reflected on a teenager's C.V!
Please find attached 'Introduction letter'.
For further information, please click on the logo below.