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Children’s University celebrate another graduation success…

Friday, 28 June, 2019

CU Graduation Event Children's University

A total of 230 primary school children from across the Wakefield District dressed in caps and gowns last week as they took the stage to graduate at Wakefield Children’s University (CU) Graduation Ceremony.

The Children's University Trust is a charitable trust that provides children from 5 – 14 years of age with innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours. Children collect stamps in their Passports to Learning for each hour of learning they complete in after-school activities or at one of the many affiliated Learning Destinations across the region.

The CU graduation ceremony, held at Theatre Royal Wakefield kicked off to an inspirational start with speeches from Sam Wright, Principal of Wakefield College, and guest speakers Conrad Burdekin and Kim Leadbeater CEO of Jo Cox Foundation. We then went on to see a magnificent performance of extracts from this year’s shows by Wakefield College Level 3 Musical Theatre students.  

James Pennington, Head of Alternative Curriculum and School Partnerships at Wakefield College said, “This was our seventh annual ceremony and each year the number of graduates increases. It has become one of the highlights of the College’s calendar and it is wonderful to see and hear about the new learning experiences that our Graduates experience because of Children’s University. Our aim as a College is to help develop lifelong learning across the district and encourage them to access FE and HE in the coming years.”


CONTACT: For more information email info@wakefield.ac.uk, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 28 June, 2019

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