Children's University

Children`s University - Years 7-8-9

Children's University is part of a national organisation which validates high quality out of hours activities for children and young people aged 5 - 14 years of all abilities. Learning opportunities are being provided by HACA as well as other schools and organisations both in the local community and nationally.

The Children's University aims to inspire children, raise their aspirations and to develop a love of learning in a range of environments.

All students in Year 7 & Year 8 and Year 9 are being given the opportunity to join the Children's University. They should all have their individual `Passport to Learning' in which they can collect stamps and stickers to demonstrate the number of hours of learning they have achieved. Over time students may work towards nationally recognised certificates celebrating their hours of learning and on achievement, they will be given the opportunity to attend a Wakefield Children's University Graduation ceremony.

30 hours = Bronze certificate

65 hours = Silver certificate

100 hours = Gold certificate

Students are responsible for their own Passports and it is very important that they take care of them as lost records cannot be accessed.

Students can also collect stamps in their Passports at Learning Destinations across the country. To find out where these are, visit

click on the Learning Destination section or speak to Mrs C Connelly or Mr S Godfrey on 01977 624220

The Learning Destination will stamp/sign the Passport for every hour of learning achieved during a CU validated activity. They may wish to try out the Gallery Trails, Art Pods or Explorer Packs at The Hepworth Wakefield, all of which have been validated by Wakefield Children's University.