7th Slough Children’s University Graduation
On Friday 7th July,100 children from Marish Primary in Langley and Willow primary in Wexham were invited to Langley grammar school to graduate with honours for completing 100 hours or more of voluntary learning outside school hours. This was the 7th year of graduation organised as part of the Slough Children’s University. Children’s University is an international initiative about honouring and celebrating achievements of children who participate in extended learning. Pupils at both school automatically become a member of Slough Children’s University when they join the school and all their extended learning hours are recorded each year.
One of the Year 6 Marish pupil Myeisha graduated with 953 hours and received the Bronze Fellowship, as well as a cup for outstanding commitment to the Children’s University.
Jakub at Willow received a trophy for completing 232 hours and a Bronze Diploma.
Mr.John Constable, Head Teacher of Langley Grammar school handed out the trophies and certificates and spoke to pupils and parents about how extended learning is important to develop well rounded personalities and that is what good Universities look for in their candidates.
Friends and family who were all at the venue cheered this Class of 2017. Marish Academy Trust firmly believes, initiatives like these motivate children to become life-long learners.