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