Welcome to London South East Children’s University, part of the national Children’s University Foundation, where children are recognised and celebrated for their enquiring minds and enthusiastic engagement in different learning activities.
The aim of our Children’s University is to encourage and support children aged 5 – 14 to become involved in the many and varied educational experiences that are available in all aspects of their lives which extends and complements their learning beyond the school environment.
High achieving pupils from three Bromley schools were presented with awards by best-selling author, Martina Cole yesterday (Tuesday 26 June 2018) in a special ‘graduation’ ceremony held at London South East Colleges’ Bromley Campus. Click here to find out more.
There are many rich opportunities for children to extend their knowledge and gain new skills; out of schools clubs, visits to parks, museums, the library, places of interest and even completing challenging on line activities. Participation in the Children’s University supports and nurtures independent and confident learners, generates aspirations for their future and enables a lifelong journey of discovery and exploration.
Children learn best when they are planning and enjoying the experiences they participate in. Children involved with the scheme have their own passport and for every hour completed in a validated Learning Destination, the children gain a stamp. The gathering of these stamps encourages the children to continue and widen their pursuits and, when the required number of stamps are collected, leads to a graduation ceremony, mirroring adult university life, and where their achievement is celebrated and shared with their family.
BROMLEY CHILDREN'S UNIVERSITY
Bromley Children's University
Since the scheme launched a total of 3 school partners have participated, with two additional school to join in 2019. Participating schools and students have engaged with various Learning Destination, which include local libraries, museums, after school clubs and local businesses. Schools participating in the Bromley area are:
James Dixon Primary School Anerley Various Perry Hall Primary School Orpington Various Raglan Primary School Bromley Various
The biggest (geographically) of the London boroughs, Bromley stretches from Crystal Palace in the west to the Cray valley in the east. It reaches out to the boarders of Kent countryside in the south, where some of suburban London’s best attractions ca be found.
BEXLEY CHILDREN'S UNIVERSITY
Bexley Children's University
Bexley are piloting the Children’s University in 5 of their primary schools and with their virtual school for looked after children with the aim of rolling it out further in the New Year. Schools participating in the pilot are:
St Fidelis Catholic Primary School Erith Year 5 - 6 Pearsewood Primary School Erith Year 3 - 6 Northumberland Heath Primary School Erith Year 3 - 6 Willow Bank Primary School Thamesmead Year 3 - 6 Virtual School for Looked After Children Various Year 2 - 6 Knockhall Primary School Greenhithe Year 3 - 6
Bexley is one of London’s greenest boroughs with over 90 parks and woodland areas offering a range of leisure, recreational and cultural opportunities and Bexley hopes to create as many learning destinations as they can including Hall Place, Danson House, Lesnes Abbey, Crossness Pumping Station, Red House.