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Children from Lambeth graduate from LSBU

18 July 2014

Young academics from Lambeth schools graduate with flying colours at LSBU

Children from Lambeth have been recognised for going the extra mile in education during a special graduation ceremony at London South Bank University.

The event saw 110 students aged 7-14, from schools across Lambeth, receive praise for their achievements. Over the past few months, they have been gathering credits for their learning hours. Those who have successfully completed 30, 65 and 100 hours of extra-curricular activities were rewarded with Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates in the formal graduation ceremony respectively. They had the chance to experience all the academic traditions, including wearing robes and mortarboards for photos as a reminder of their big day.

The Children's University aims to raise aspirations, encourage young people to aim higher and ease the transition into higher education. The Children's University is a National Trust initiative which aims to provide exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside of the classroom and ensure young people view university as a place to aspire to and succeed in the future.

Ger Graus OBE, Group Chief Executive of the Children's University (CU) Trust said: "I love these events! They are the culmination and visualisation of commitment, a thirst for learning, achievement and success.  It is, as ever a privilege for me to attend the Lambeth CU graduation and I am sure that, like The Terminator, I will be back!"

Bev Jullien, Pro Vice Chancellor of London South Bank University and Chancellor of Lambeth Children's University, said: "I am honoured to show my support to the Children's University. The enthusiasm and hard work shown by the young people who have taken part is an inspiration to us all at London South Bank, and the programme shows that higher education is an attainable dream for people of all backgrounds. We hope to see many of the faces we'll see on Wednesday studying with us in the years to come!"

To find out more on the Children's University please visit: http://www.lambethchildrensuniversity.co.uk

 
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