We are a proud member of the Rotherham Children’s University which encourages and rewards children and young people for taking part in learning activities of their choice in their own time. Research shows that children and young people, who are rewarded for choosing to learn out of school, feel proud and confident about their achievements and do better at school.
The Children’s University celebrates children and young people’s achievements with award certificates and badges. To do this, we count the learning credits that they earn out of school time – one for each hour.
The national awards are:
Bronze (30 hours)
Silver (65 hours)
Gold (100 hours)
…and these continue right the way up to 1000 hours!
In order for children to collect credits, the children need to regularly attend their favourite clubs and activities, which take place out of lesson time, in school. As there is set criteria, outlined by the national Children’s University, the school will ensure that our after school clubs meet the requirement and as a result credits will be awarded. Credits will also be awarded in school for several things including: attendance at breakfast club, play leading, the work of the Wombles, the daily mile, music lessons delivered by outside providers and other activities the children take part in as part of the School Leadership Team.
Children use the platform Children's University online to manage and add the credits they receive both inside and outside of school.
Certificates are awarded each term and children, who have achieved their Gold Award, are invited to attend a special celebration event where all children across Rotherham come together to celebrate their achievement.