Phil Hardy from Trinity visited the school yesterday (23 May 2016) to give out passports to the first 21 children who have signed up for the scheme.
Children use the passport to collect stamps. They get a stamp for each hour of Children’s University learning they complete. This might be attending an after school club or visiting a museum.
Phil explained to the children that as they gain stamps they will be entitled to a certificate. These are awarded at a ‘graduation’ ceremony at the University, complete with caps and gowns and a handshake from University Chancellor, the footballer James Milner.
“We celebrate awarding certificates because we want you to feel proud of your achievements” he said.
Leeds Trinity University also run Super Saturdays on campus as part of the programme. Children from New Bewerley have already attend one session where they were able to take part in art, dance and photography activities. They are currently looking forward to a day’s sailing at Yeadon Tarn.
The scheme is one of a number of initiatives to raise family’s aspirations and encourage them to consider studying at university after high school.