Hathershaw College

Children's University

Children's University


On Wednesday 19th November 2014, students who enrolled in Children's University celebrated their graduation in front of family and friends and staff at The Hathershaw College. It was a proud moment for each of them as they walked up on stage to collect their graduation scroll from ex-Hollyoaks star and Chancellor of Children's University, Rob Norbury.

This was the fourth annual ceremony for Hathershaw College students, with 71 gradates on the night, taking the total over four years to 200!

The Children's University (CU) Trust is managed through a network of over 80 local Children's Universities in England, including the Service Children's Education Schools CU. Each one is distinctive in character, responding to the needs of the local community within the quality assurance framework of the CU Trust.

The Children's University aims to promote social mobility by providing high quality, exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours to children aged 7 to 14 (and 5 and 6 year olds with their families) and engaging the wider communities as learning partners in the realisation of this. At the heart of its work is the ambition to raise aspirations, boost achievement and foster a love of learning, so that young people can make the most of their abilities and interests, regardless of the background into which they were born.

For more information about Children's University, please click here.