Children’s University – Class of 2014

June 26, 2014

Last week marked another milestone in Roo’s school achievements. For the third year running Roo has earned enough hours from learning destinations to graduate from the Children’s University. Three years ago marked the start of the Norfolk Children’s University with Roo’s school opting to enrol and offer the option to children and parents as to whether they wanted to partake in the scheme. Roo was the youngest graduate in that first graduation and even appeared in a  county-wide magazine promoting the Children’s University. My Sunday Photo - Children's University Roo 2014 Having already graduated twice before she is being somewhat of a pro at the event but seeing her school called up first and of course being at the beginning of the alphabet Roo was of course called up first to collect her certificates from the Norfolk Children’s University Chancellor Louis de Bernieres. Last year she had managed to clock up 130 hours, however this year she managed to get up to 265 hours meaning that she collected four Children’s University certificates…

  • 165 hours – Silver Children’s University Certificate
  • 200 hours – Gold Children’s University Certificate
  • 230 hours – Bronze Children’s University Diploma
  • 265 hours – Silver Children’s University Diploma

This year has seen her collect hours for recorder/singing lessons, learning Latin, visiting local museums, attending local educational events as well as for attending her Beaver Scouts club. Her passport is already passed the 300 hours mark so we already know she’ll be back next year to graduate however it will be with a new school.

Well done Roo!

Class of 2014

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  • Jane June 27, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Wow I never knew they did anything like this. An amazing amount of certificates gained, and already on her way for more next year! A very proud moment :0)

  • Helen Neale ( June 27, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Hello my dear, you must be so proud. Well done, Roo. Doesn’t she look fantastic in her graduation gear, and what a great initiative – not heard of this at all, is it something that is nationwide as well *says with governor hat on* 😉

  • Sonya Cisco June 27, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    What a fab idea, not come across it before and she looks lovely in her outfit!

  • Phoebe June 27, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Shows how little I know about the English school system, I’ve never heard of this. But well done to your daughter, that’s an amazing achievement.

  • there and back again June 27, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    What a great way to add fun into learning, brilliant post and well done Roo!!

  • Hannah - Budding Smiles June 27, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Aw brilliant, well done Roo! What a fantastic idea xx

  • Actually Mummy... June 27, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    What a lovely idea to motivate children to focus on learning!

  • Otilia June 27, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Wow your little one looks so cute dressed like that. so cute! And what a great way to focus on learning – they don’t do this kind of thing here.

  • Clare June 27, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    She looks so adorable.
    What a fantastic idea to help keep them focused

  • Carolin June 27, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    What a great idea and fantastic way to encourage learning. You must be so proud of her x

  • Kim Carberry June 27, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Aww! She looks adorable! Well done her! What a great way to encourage learning x

  • Becky June 27, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    ooh i studied Latin…great fun

  • Californian Mum in London June 27, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I’ve never heard of the children’s university. But great to encourage children to do a variety of things. She looks so cute in her cap and gown!

  • Kanchan June 28, 2014 at 7:38 am

    That’s fantastic, I live in Norfolk and hadn’t a clue about Children’s University…too late now, we move on to Bournemouth soon 🙂 . Well done on the achievements, that’s epic! I love seeing children do well, must bring them so much confidence and self belief…:) x

  • Kate Thompson June 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I thought the children’s university idea had died a death – not having hear anything about it for years! Well done to your daughter 🙂

  • Pinkoddy June 28, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I feel so emotional you must be really proud of her – well done to her.
    This sounds a fantastic idea – I am off to find out more.

  • Judith June 28, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Congratulations on your little scholar! Funny to see last year’s picture as well, she really has grown up a lot in that year! And brilliant that she is learning Latin.

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