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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.