Children's University

Children’s University Philosophy

Children’s University aims to encourage children to access learning beyond the normal school day, and to be recognised for their commitment to enhancing their own learning.

Within the philosophy of Children’s University, there are 3 under-pinning beliefs:

  • Learning is a life long process
  • All children want to learn
  • All parents want their children to succeed

The principles behind Knowsley Children’s University are:

  • To facilitate learning beyond normal school hours
  • To encourage young people to be confident, independent learners
  • To allow young people to explore interests at their own pace
  • To create an excitement about learning
  • To encourage a shift in the teacher / pupil relationship
  • To promote a variety of learning styles
  • To emphasise the value in young people’s interests
  • To accredit young people’s learning, celebrate achievements and communicate success
  • To promote a holistic learning experience

More information can be found here.

Children's University at Whiston Willis

All children at Whiston Willis have the opportunity to become involved in the Knowsley Children’s University rogramme. Children who attend before, during and after school clubs will gain credits towards various awards.  Additionally, children can be recognised for deepening their learning through visiting places outside of school. To gain these credits, Children's University passports can be purchased from school for £2.50. More information on destinations can be found here. The pprogramme's year runs from 1st April to 20th March each year.  Children who have gain at least 30/35 hours or more of extra curricular learning which will move them into the next level of award, will attend an official graduation ceremony where they wear traditional ‘cap and gown.’  This graduation encourages and inspires our children to become life long learners and instills our belief in educating and nurturing a hollistic child.

Awards:

Number of hours

Level

Name of accreditation

30

Bronze

Award

65

Silver

Award

100

Gold

Award

130

Bronze

Certificate

165

Silver

Certificate

200

Gold

Certificate

230

Bronze

Diploma

265

Silver

Diploma

300

Gold

Diploma

330

Bronze

Degree

365

Silver

Degree

400

Gold

Degree

430

Bronze

Post Graduate Award

465

Silver

Post Graduate Award

500

Gold

Post Graduate Award

530

Bronze

Post Graduate Certificate

565

Silver

Post Graduate Certificate

600

Gold

Post Graduate Certificate

630

Bronze

Post Graduate Diploma

665

Silver

Post Graduate Diploma

700

Gold

Post Graduate Diploma

730

Bronze

Masters

765

Silver

Masters

800

Gold

Masters

830

Bronze

Doctorate

865

Silver

Doctorate

900

Gold

Doctorate

930

Bronze

Fellowship

965

Silver

Fellowship

1000

Gold

Fellowship

 

Information regarding Children University at Whiston Willis 2018-2019, including available clubs, can be found here.

Contact the school

Call and speak to either

Mrs Joyce Jones

on 0151 477 8270

Whiston Willis Community

Primary School, Milton Avenue

Prescot, L35 2XY

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