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Suffolk Children's University

August Update for the Children's University


Dear Parents, Carers and Children,


I hope that you are all enjoying your summer holiday!


Please find below some information from the Suffolk Children's University which I know will be of interest to you.


Sean Cornish


July Update for the Children's University


Please find below information regarding things you can do this summer with the Suffolk Children's University.

Update from the Children's University


Please see the website below for exciting new details from the Children's University!

Children's University - An exciting opportunity


Monday 15th June, 2020


Dear Parents and Carers,


As you may know the school is a member of the Suffolk Children's University which means that children can earn credits towards a graduation ceremony for things that they do outside of school. In these unusual times the Children's University in Suffolk have organised a provisional passport for learning to give you an opportunity to try this term and this summer before committing in the autumn term.


Details, together with a provisional passport to learning which you can print off can be found below. If you do not have a printer please do contact the school so we can arrange to have one sent to you.


There are also a number of activities for you to look at that your child could do which will count towards their 30 hours.


We think that this is something that will be really exciting and we encourage both you and your children to give this a go!


Sean Cornish



Suffolk Children's University


We are now members of the Suffolk Children's University. Please see below to find out more details about this exciting opportunity for your children!


Did you know that children spend only 9% of their waking time between the ages of 5 and 18 in a classroom?

It’s a surprising statistic!


Our school is a member of the Suffolk Children’s University and Debbie Bennett, who runs the Children’s University in Suffolk came into school to talk to the children about Children’s University on Tuesday 21st January, 2020.



The children were very enthusiastic and many would like to take part.


What is the Children’s University? 

The Children’s University wants every child who takes part to:


  • Feel that they have grown in confidence and self-belief.
  • Enjoy new experiences, in new places and want to keep exploring.
  • Believe they have a broader range of essential skills.
  • Feel empowered to make positive choices about their future.
  • See that learning is fun, aspirational and lifelong.
  • Feel that their eyes have been opened to a multiplicity of learning activities and opportunities
  • Feel celebrated for their commitment to learning by their family, school and community.


All children who decide to join the Children’s University have an individually numbered ‘Passport to Learning’ in which they can collect stamps and stickers to show the number of hours of learning they have achieved through taking part in Children’s University learning.   Children will be able to collect learning stamps for their involvement with after school clubs and activities and through participation in a great number of activities happening in the local community, many of which the children are already taking part in through their membership of different groups and clubs.


Celebrating achievement is important and children are working towards National Children’s University Awards which will be presented at a CU Graduation Ceremony, which for our school will take place on 29th June 2020 at Suffolk One.  This means that there is plenty of time for the children to work to their first Children’s University Award.  CU Awards are presented for 30, 65 and 100 hours of learning leading to the highest award for 1,000 hours.


Whilst the school has a Membership of the Children’s University, there is a cost associated with the purchase of the Passport to Learning of £5.00.  In joining the Children’s University your child will receive:


  • A Passport to Learning and CU Learner Membership Pack. They will be able to start collecting Learning Stamps in their Passports at our after-school clubs and activities immediately.   
  • If your children attend a club or activity outside of school and they would like to be able to collect Learning Credits in their Passport to Learning, you can collect some information on how to get them involved from the school office.
  • You can find further information on their website


If your child wishes to join the Children’s University, please complete the membership form attached and return it to the school office with a payment of £5.00.

Children Taking Part in Children's University activities

Application Form for your child to join the Children's University