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Children's University

How to have fun, learn new things – and get rewarded!

The Children’s University is a trust, managed through a network of local Children’s Universities in England.

Its aims are to raise children’s self esteem, aspirations and achievements through quality learning activities outside normal curriculum time. Their belief is that fostering a love of learning encourages young people to make the most of their abilities and interests, regardless of background.

The philosophy of the C.U. is underpinned by 3 basic principles:

  • The belief that learning is a life-long process
  • The belief that all children want to learn
  • The belief that all parents want their children to succeed

The Children’s University awards are given for hours that children spend in extracurricular activities e.g. after school or lunch time clubs. At Townfield, all clubs are included, regardless of whether they are paid for or not. TPS staff work hard to provide a wide variety of activities to choose from, such as: sport (multi skills, football, cross country, athletics, rounders etc), music (recorders, guitar, choir, signing choir, Japanese drumming), drama, homework, gardening, cookery etc.

Awards are presented annually at a graduation ceremony and are in recognition of hours completed:

Bronze Award -  30 hours

Silver Award - 65 hours

Gold Award - 100 hours     

Bronze Certificate - 130 hours

Silver Certificate - 165 hours

Gold Certificate - 200 hours

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