Local schoolchildren ‘graduate’ from London South Bank University
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
The event was attended by students aged 7-14, from Herbert
Morrison; Lilian Bayliss; Reay; St Andrews and Walnut Tree Walk Primary
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."