The Lincolnshire Children’s University aims to raise children’s aspirations and provide them with a wide variety of exciting learning opportunities that they may not otherwise experience. These activities are designed to raise self-esteem, expand horizons and boost confidence, encouraging children to try something new and instilling a life-long love of learning.
Children’s University is part of a national charity, the Children’s University Trust, and is run by the University of Lincoln in partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University.
Children aged 5-14 apply for a Passport to Learning direct via the University of Lincoln online shop, or through a participating school. Please speak to your school to find out if they are registered with the Lincolnshire Children’s University. Once a child has a Passport they can earn stamps in a variety of ways, such as attending school clubs and visiting one of the many participating learning destinations situated across the UK.
In Lincolnshire, for example, children can earn stamps for making a bottle rocket at Hartsholme Park, borrow an artist’s kit to sketch or paint the gardens at the National Trusts’ Belton House, or for visiting Lincoln Central Library and getting involved in its Saturday morning Lego Club. View a full list of the destinations available in your area.
When a child has earned 30 stamps, the equivalent of 30 hours of extra-curricular learning, they will be invited to attend a Lincolnshire Children’s University Graduation Ceremony.
Taking place at the University of Lincoln, they will be invited to wear the traditional mortar board and gown to celebrate their achievements and receive a certificate in the same way that all university graduating students do.