At Windy Arbor, we are proud to be affiliated with The Children’s University. This gives our pupils the chance to experience a graduation ceremony held at one of the country’s finest universities.
The Children’s University promotes social mobility by promoting high quality extra-curricular activities to children. At the heart of its work is the ambition to raise aspirations, boost achievement and foster a love of learning so that all children can make the most of their abilities and interest.
How does Children's University work?
Over the course of the academic year, children collect 'hours' for the extra-curricular activities or learning experiences outside of school that they participate in - all of which are recorded in their 'Children's University Passport' each term by a member of staff. The more hours the children earn through participation, the higher the award they receive.
To earn 'hours', accredited by Children's University, your child can attend university sessions every Friday, extra-curricular clubs and Learning Destinations in the local area.
All children then have the chance to graduate and achieve one of three ‘Children’s University Awards’:
Bronze Award = 30 hours of Learning / Silver Award = 65 hours of Learning / Gold Award = 100 hours of Learning