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Local schoolchildren ‘graduate’ from London South Bank University

Students from Lambeth Children's University this week donned robes and mortarboards for their very own graduation ceremony at LSBU
21 March 2014

The Children's University aims to reward young people for the time they spend in out-of-hours learning activities, and provides them with certificates and awards to mark their participation. The programme develops a culture of achievement and lifelong learning from an early age, increasing motivation and helping to support the transition between primary and secondary education.

The event was attended by students aged 7-14, from Herbert Morrison; Lilian Bayliss; Reay; St Andrews and Walnut Tree Walk Primary Schools.

Over the past few months, the children have been gathering credits for their learning hours- those successfully completing 30, 65 and 100 hours of extra-curricular activities were awarded with Bronze, Silver and Gold Certificates respectively in the formal graduation ceremony.

The students were joined by Bev Jullien, Pro Vice Chancellor of London South Bank University; Angela Nelson, Children's University Manager, and Professor Rao Bhamidimarri, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment at LSBU.

Bev Jullien 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 and the programme shows that higher education is an attainable dream for people of all backgrounds. We would be delighted to see some of the pupils we met this week returning to study with us in the years to come."