Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Children's University

"There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in."
Graham Greene 'The Power and the Glory'

The Children's University is a fantastic initiative which will connect with and build on the brilliant work we have done with Study Support, Playing for Success and the Breeze initiative in Leeds...

The Children's University movement, which is now operating in over 50 locations nationally, provides a framework for validated and quality assured activities for 7 to 14 year olds. There are now more than 50000 young people with Children's University Learning Passports which they use to capture their out of school hours learning journeys and learning activities at validated centres and schools. I hope that organisations like our museums, libraries, our study support centres, our playing for success centres and other attractions like Middleton Railway, the Thackray Medical Museum, the Royal Armouries and Harewood House can get involved with this fantastic initiative and I hope as many as possible of our places where young people can learn will join the scheme. If you want to find out more about the Children's University you can visit their website at www.childrensuniversity.co.uk where you can listen to the National Chancellor of the children's University Michael Morpurgo an English author, poet, playwright and librettist, best known for his work in children's literature. He was the third person to become Children's Laureate and held the title from 2003 to 2005. Michael studied at King's College London, and went on to teach primary school pupils in Kent. While he was teaching he discovered his talent for storytelling, stating "I could see there was magic in it for them, and realised there was magic in it for me."

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