Being a unique group in Redbridge, CU ambassadors strive to lead the children of Parkhill Juniors on an awe- inspiring journey filled with ambition and aspiration at its core. We give you the tools to be the very best you can be by leading assemblies to parents and children, being fantastic role models and keeping you up-to-date with the very latest, exciting opportunities delivered by the Central Children’s University. There are museums to visit, new sports to master, languages to learn…the list is endless. Our aim is to have every child at Parkhill with a Passport to Learning.
Children’s University is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning in children, by encouraging and celebrating participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school. The impact of these activities is proven to be positive which is they are committed to creating a level playing field of opportunity and opening up access to children of all backgrounds.
The need for Children’s University
By the time a child turns 18, they will have spent just 9% of their waking life in a classroom. Children’s University is about making the most of the remaining 91%. Research shows that participation in extra-curricular activities can positively impact on attainment, increase a pupil’s positive identification with school, and build self-confidence and resilience. Research also shows that children that do not have access to these opportunities fall behind, lack confidence, and fail to develop career aspirations. The resulting attainment gap is so significant that 25% of children from the most disadvantaged backgrounds achieve below expected attainment levels.
Key outcomes we want for every child
For every child that takes part in Children’s University, we want the following outcomes:
They feel they have grown in confidence and self-belief
They have enjoyed new experiences, in new places and want to keep exploring
They believe they have a broader range of essential skills
They feel empowered to make positive choices about their future
They see learning that is fun, aspirational and lifelong
They feel their eyes have been opened to a multiplicity of learning activities and opportunities
They feel celebrated for their commitment to learning by their family, school and community.
How to login and navigate the Children’s University Website
Children’s University Graduation
Class of 2020