Children’s University (CU) is all about lifelong learning. In other words, learning does not stop on the day that you finally walk out of the school gates! While mathematics, literacy, science and so on are all important (and believe it or not, they will be useful in your adult life!), there are countless other skills and subjects to be learnt – and you can have fun at the same time.
HOW IS THE CLUB THAT I’M DOING NOW, ‘LEARNING FOR LIFE’?
Well, skills are transferable. This means that if you learn fancy footwork in your football club, it could help you to be a brilliant ballroom dancer too (although it hasn’t worked so well for Robbie Savage!), or rugby player, or squash player; you could dodge the crowds in the January sales and you would never fall down the cracks in the pavement.
Perhaps you prefer to use the old grey matter. These skills are transferable too. Playing chess, for example, requires skills of planning and strategy which are useful for running a business, managing and investing your money, or invading another country!
WHAT ARE THE PASSPORTS ABOUT?
Every time you attend an accredited club (one that has been checked out by the CU) you will get a stamp in your passport. At the end of the year, there will be a graduation ceremony, just like at adult universities, to recognise your achievements.
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?
Ask the Children’s University leader at your school about how to get involved and visit the CU website www.childrensuniversity.co.uk for information about other things to do and places to visit.