Children’s University

Norfolk Community Primary School is now registered as a Children’s University school.

For more information see the following website

www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu

Children’s University is part of an exciting national initiative that encourages and celebrates children’s participation in a wide range of opportunities outside school hours, both in school and across the city.

National research shows a clear link between participation in extra-curricular activities and academic progress. This is due to increased self-esteem and confidence. In Sheffield research shows that children that take part in CU activities achieve better at KS2 than those who don’t.

Children’s commitment to learn outside of school hours is rewarded and celebrated through an awards system. One credit is awarded for every hour of learning that takes place and these are then converted in awards. For every 30 hours children receive a bronze award, 65 hours a silver award and 100 hours a gold award.

When a child receives a gold award they will be invited to attend an official ceremony with a parent/carer, where they will be presented with their award. We now have 10 children who received a gold award for achieving more that 100 hours of learning.

We now have 92 children who have got a passport for learning and 38 of those have already received stamps for activities they have done outside of school. You can still buy passports from Mrs Connolly.

We had a fantastic time at our Children’s University club nights. Here are some examples of what we did.

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