We are now registered and able to send your details to the relevant accreditation agency so that all the credits gained whilst surfing with us can be used towards gaining certification. Below is more info on the scheme courtesy of the City and County of Swansea.
The Children's University Swansea, which started as a pilot scheme over a year ago, has seen a massive increase in the number of courses and modules it offers. Over 1,000 students are now getting credits for a huge range of activities including, culture, sport and conservation. Almost any out of school hours activity can be accredited. Please see the article courtesy of C and C of Swansea regarding the Children's University.
The purpose of the Children's University is to encourage involvement in a wide range of activities outside of the school day. Children gain credits for attending a wide range of clubs and classes including, dance, singing, computer clubs, arts and sport. Each credit goes towards achieving a bronze, silver or gold award in a graduation ceremony later in the year.
There are three age groups within
Children's University Swansea: 5-9 Kid's College, 9-13 Children's
University & 14-19 Youth University.
The Children's University in Swansea is co-ordinated by a partnership including, City & County of Swansea, Swansea Community Farm, Egypt Centre, Cornerstone church, schools, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea Institute of Higher Education, Gorseinon and Swansea Colleges, Swansea Council for Voluntary Service, as well as community groups, charities and clubs in Swansea.
Joan Peters, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Community Regeneration said, "While the National Curriculum rewards academic prowess, there are different kinds of intelligence and the Children's University scheme is about recognising this.
hour of participation equals one credit. Once they have accumulated a
certain number of points, children are awarded bronze, silver or gold
Mike Day, Cabinet Member for Education in Swansea Council said, "Learning is not something that only takes place in classrooms.
"It's great to recognise the learning that children do in a wide variety of out of school activities.
"The Children's University aims to encourage youngsters to be involved not only in their own learning but also in their communities."