What are the benefits?
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.
Children who participate in Children’s University have the opportunity to learn in a rich range of contexts, experience new places, visit universities and attend their own graduation ceremonies. This adventure introduces children to the joy of learning, brings a sense of wonder in the world around them and develops their confidence and aspirations for the brightest futures.
Independent assessments of Children’s University work confirm that not only do Children’s University participants attain more highly but that there is a positive correlation between the length of time children are involved with Children’s University activities and their performance in exams.
Want to become a member?
If you would like your school to be part of Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Children’s University simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01782 294950.
Burnwood Community School Stoke-on-Trent
Cannock Chase Cannock
Cannock Resource Centre Cannock
Colwich CE Primary School Stafford
Eaton Park Academy Stoke-on-Trent
Faber Catholic Primary School Cheadle
Flash Ley Community Primary School Stafford
Harpfield Primary Academy Stoke-on-Trent
Hawthorns Resource Centre Burton-on-Trent
Heron Cross Primary School Stoke-on-Trent
King Edward VI School Lichfield
Kingsland C.E. Primary School Stoke-on-Trent
Newstead Primary Academy Stoke-on-Trent
Norton-le-Moors Primary Academy Stoke-on-Trent
Penkridge Middle School Stafford
Saxon Hill Academy Lichfield
St Dominics High School for Girls Brewood
St Mary'S Roman Catholic Academy Stoke-on-Trent
St Peter's Catholic Academy, Newman Stoke-on-Trent
St Thomas More Catholic Primary School Great Wyrley
Westwood First School Leek
Whitfield Valley Primary School Stoke-on-Trent
Willows Primary School Stoke-on-Trent