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Graduation

13 of our children have managed to achieve over 30 hours of learning outside of school hours. These children attended the graduation ceremony on Tuesday 10th January 2017 to receive their bronze certificates. It was a fantastic event for the children and their parents. We were very proud of them.



Our Y4 and Y5 children have been given an exciting opportunity to become part of The Children’s University which operates through more than 100 local centres, each linked to a Higher or Further Education institution.
 
What is the aim?
  • Provide high-quality, voluntary, out-of-school-hours learning activities for young children
  • Raise aspirations, boost achievement and foster a love of learning 
  • Make the most of young people’s abilities and interests, regardless of their background
 
How does it work?
  • Pupils receives a ‘Passport’ which looks and feels like the real thing
  • For every hour of voluntary participation in Children's University™ learning activities pupils receive a stamp in their passport
  • Learning Activities take place in ‘Learning Destinations’ (after-school clubs at our school; clubs run by other groups and organisations – such as scouts, brownies, performing arts, sporting clubs and many more; and public learning places– such as museums, libraries, theatres, etc) 
  • Pupils receive Award Certificates when certain targets are reached (Bronze Award for 30 hrs, Silver Award for 65 hrs and Gold Award for 100 hrs). These will be presented during a special event held at our school.
  • After that there is the chance to achieve further and move up the nine levels
  • To celebrate great achievements, a large-scale ‘Graduation Ceremony’ will be held at Leeds Trinity University once a year, where the pupils involved will be able to wear caps and gowns and will be presented with their certificates in front of their family and friends – a fantastic, life-changing occasion that will be remembered forever! 
 
We launched the Children's University in the Summer term on Friday 29th April 2016. 
        

Validated Learning Destinations where your children can earn stamps:

  1. To date we have validated the following Sacred Heart run clubs:
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Gaelic Football
  • Danish Longball
  • Choir
  • Zumba
  • Cricket/rounders
  • Athletics
  • Ball Skills
  • Dodgeball
  1. The children can also earn stamps by attending events run at the following Learning Destinations:
  • In addition, Leeds Children's UniversityTM has validated 17 local organisations to become public learning destinations:
  • Abbey House Museum         
  • Discovery Centre
  • Harewood House Trust
  • Harrogate Climbing Centre
  • Hunslet Hawks Dance Academy
  • Ilkley Literature Festival
  • Kirkstall Abbey
  • Leeds Art Gallery
  • Leeds City Museum
  • Leeds College of Art
  • Leeds College of Music
  • Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills
  • Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre
  • Lotherton Hall
  • Mighty Chefs
  • Phoenix Dance Theatre
  • Razzamataz Theatre School (Leeds)
  • Red Carpet Theatre School
  • Rothwell Gymnastics Club
  • Royal Armouries
  • Stagecoach Theatre Arts School (Horsforth)
  • Stagecoach Theatre Arts School (Morley)
  • TAGS Education
  • Temple Newsam
  • The Tetley
  • Thackray Museum
  • Thwaite Mills Waterfront
  • West Yorkshire Playhouse
There will also be opportunities to take part in Super Saturday events run by the Children's University.

Our SS events so far:

Super Saturday at the West Yorkshire Playhouse
Saturday 23rd April 2016, 10.00 – 12.00pm
Super Saturday at Leeds College of Art
Saturday 11th June 2016 - 10.30-12.30pm


Upcoming dates for your diary:

Super Saturday Parliament Day
Saturday 19th November 2016 

Children's University Information clip
Super Saturday - Leeds Trinity University

A group of children took part in a Super Saturday at Leeds Trinity University. They took part in various workshops including printmaking, cooking, rocketball and drama. They all had a brilliant time.

Super Saturday - Leeds College of Art

15 children took part in a Super Saturday at Leeds College of Art. They took part in a printmaking workshop which included gelli printing and heat transfer printing. They then did a mega drawing activity which got the children thinking about their aspirations for the future. They all had a fantastic time.

Super Saturday - West Yorkshire Playhouse

Four children, Frances, Leeroy, Kacey and Peter were selected to attend the first Super Saturday event at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. They enjoyed taking part in a backstage tour where they learnt all about the different jobs that you can do at the playhouse and saw rehearsals for Into the Woods taking place. They then took part in a Shakespeare themed drama workshop which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Launch Assembly

We launched the Sacred Heart Children's University on Friday 29th April 2016.
There have been a lot of applications, so don't forget to apply to join by using the message board below!

Write A Message

  • 18-05-2016 - Raid El-GhawailI would like to join the children's university because there is lots of fun actives and I would like to have fun.
  • 13-05-2016 - Vincent CollinsI would like to be a part of the children's university
  • 13-05-2016 - Isabel NleyaI would like to be a part of the children's university
  • 13-05-2016 - Mohammed AbdallaI would like to be a part of the children's university
  • 13-05-2016 - Mya Georgeson I would like to be a part of the children's university
  • 13-05-2016 - Zahraa Abdul HameedI would like to be a part of the children's university
  • 13-05-2016 - Ha in Al-AmriI would like to be a part of the children's university
  • 13-05-2016 - Alert BoyoI would like to be a part of the children's university
  • 03-05-2016 - Ella Kathleen JuniperI think that I could be part of this because I know that I will have fun and just enjoy and make new freinds.
  • 03-05-2016 - Carina PravinataI would like to be part of children university because all the activities sounds fun to do
  • 03-05-2016 - HafsaI would like to be part of the children' s university because I think it will be fun .
  • 03-05-2016 - Billie-mayI would like to be part of childrens universaty because it sounds like fun and also I would like to learn more out of school!!
  • 03-05-2016 - Sophia Bello FigueiraI would like to be apart of Sacred Heart's Children's university because i want to learn new stuff and meet new children
  • 01-05-2016 - Mohammed AbdallaI want to be a from Children's University because I want my proud of me and I can get achievement. .
  • 29-04-2016 - Ethan Kangaii would like to join Leeds Children University because it will be fun doing all the amazing activities with other classes. Assembly was great and i heard good things about Leeds Children University and i like it
  • 29-04-2016 - Mohammed AbdallaI want to be in children's University because from the assembly I think I'm going to make new friends and maybe I might see some school friends like Almahdy .
  • 29-04-2016 - Leighton TosneyI would like to be a part of the children's university because I think it is a rare experience , I will make new friends , go on trips and my parents will be full of proudness.
  • 29-04-2016 - Almahdy HawasheI would like to be a member of Sacred Heart's Children's University because it will be fun and exciting
  • 29-04-2016 - Ethan KangaiI would like to be a member of Sacred Heart's Children's University because it will be so fun and amazing .I would like to have some stamps and do fun good things to do
  • 29-04-2016 - Mohimen AlghantariI would like to be a member of Sacred Heart's Children's University because i really enjoy learning.my favorite lesson is maths.
  • 29-04-2016 - Jack PriceI would like to be a member of Leeds childrens university because I would eventually like to meet James Milner and it sounds really fun. I like after school clubs and I would be very pleased if you accept me :) Yours sincerely Jack Price
  • 29-04-2016 - sedrah al darwechi would like to enjoy cheldrens university because so i can do defferent activities and learn more things and as well to play.
  • 29-04-2016 - Emily SyronI would like to be a member of Sacred Heart's Children's University because from the assembly i think it looks very fun so i`m hoping i can join so i can enjoy the fun with my friends in school and hopefully make some new friends.
  • 29-04-2016 - Eden Craven i would love to join the Leeds children because i would like to take part in the other actives and it will be a good , new experience for me
  • 29-04-2016 - Katie AshfordI would like a place in the Leeds Children's University because it sounds like all lot of fun and exciting.I think I would like the graduations. Yours Sincereley Katie Ashford
  • 29-04-2016 - Toby TseI would like to take part in Leeds children's university because I love taking part in all our after school clubs in school and i would also love all the other opportunity and i hope you will except me into the Leeds children's university :-) Your's Sincerely Toby Tse
  • 29-04-2016 - Joseph MengsI would like to be a member of Sacred Heart's Children's University because it will be a new experience for me because i did not know there was a children's university it will make me go to a new level and move on to different things
  • 29-04-2016 - Leeroy MoyoI would like to be part of the children's university. The reason for this is because it will enhance my learning and it will make me more active and it fun :-)
  • 29-04-2016 - Ketsia dabizaI would like to be a member of Sacred Heart's Children's University because i would like to earn my stamp and achment
  • 29-04-2016 - Alisha alii would like to be a member of leeds university because i would love to take part into the different activity
  • 29-04-2016 - Nicolas KleszczI would like to be a member of Leeds university trinity because it will be so fun.
  • 29-04-2016 - Niall WhartonI would like a place in The children's university because it sounds really entertaining and it will be an early start to my education to boost me.
  • 29-04-2016 - niyah bethunei would like to be a member of leeds children university because i would love to take part in the different activities that Phil orangise's thank you ! :)
  • 29-04-2016 - jake dooleyi would like to be a member of leeds children university because it sounds really fun and my mum & dad will be so proud of me
  • 29-04-2016 - Sezen darbazI would like to be a member of Sacred Heart's Children's University because i would like to get involved in more activities to learn more
  • 29-04-2016 - Gabriel jude mcbrienI would like to be a member of your community (leeds children's university) everybody will be proud of me :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
  • 29-04-2016 - MollyI want to be part of the Leeds children University because i would like to learn new things.
  • 29-04-2016 - Joshua dooleyi would like to be a member of of Leeds children university because it will be really fun and i will get to do more activities.:)
  • 29-04-2016 - DECLAN OSEI APPIAHI would like to be a member of Leeds children university because i would like to learn new things and also want to impress my parents. :
  • 29-04-2016 - Lily CullenI would like to be apart of Sacred Heart's children's university because i would have more time exploring then just sitting around.
  • 29-04-2016 - liami would like to go to Leeds children university because my parents will be so prowed of me.
  • 29-04-2016 - Emily PriceI would like to be involved with children's university because it sounds really fun and it will help me with my learning. I will become involved in many after school clubs. I would love to be involved.

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