Harewood is pleased to announce we have become part of the Children’s University as a validated Learning Destination. Remember to bring your Passport to Learning next time you visit Harewood, and you can earn up to two Children’s University stamps per visit, partaking in an exciting range of learning activities across the House and Grounds:
- Complete our family trails and learn about trees, Red kites and what life was like Below Stairs
- Pick up a Little Explorer Bag complete with giant magnifying glass and hunt minibeasts or go bird watching
- Practice your formal letter writing skills and write a letter to the fairies at our fairy tree.
- Become a Victorian Kitchen Hand: Dress up in different outfits and imagine what life was like working in Harewood House.
- Complete our range of worksheets and learn more about the objects in Harewood House
- Create a memory of your day with our Journey Stick activity
Remember to drop by the Information Centre before the end of your visit, to collect your stamps.
About the Children’s University
Launched in November 2014, and based at Leeds Trinity University, Leeds Children’s University™ aims to promote social mobility by providing high quality, exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours to children aged seven to 14. The ambition of Leeds Children’s University™ is to raise aspirations, boost achievement and foster a love of learning, so that young people can make the most of their abilities and interests, regardless of the background into which they were born.
In May this year, further profile was given to Leeds Children’s University™ when professional footballer and current England international player, James Milner, was announced as the first Chancellor of Leeds Children’s University™. Currently more than 600 children across Leeds, from seven schools, are benefitting from being part of the University and it is hoped this figure will rise to more than 1,000 by the end of the year.
To broaden the young pupils’ horizons further, Leeds Children’s University™ has this week confirmed 17 organisations have been appointed as validated Learning Destinations, including ourselves here at Harewood.
When children enrol at Leeds Children’s University™ they are issued learning passports which are then stamped every time they complete an activity at different Learning Destinations across the area. When 30 stamps are collected they are awarded a certificate and will officially graduate from Leeds Children’s University™.
For more information on our local Children’s University in Leeds, click here.