Children’s University

Pupils at our school are invited to participate in both the Sefton and the National Children’s University Scheme. The schemes aim to reward a pupil’s voluntary engagement with learning beyond the school day. Pupils obtain credits for attendance at clubs and showing a commitment to learning, outside of the school day.

At Kew Woods Primary School we strive to provide a wide range of clubs that meet the interests and abilities of our pupils, whilst developing skills and raise aspirations for the future. We offer a wide range of sports clubs (netball, tag rugby, athletics, football, multisport), arts clubs (choir, brass, drama, dance, street dance, art, cookery), plus leadership opportunities (sporty leaders, speed stack leaders) and academic clubs (science, homework, study support, board games).

Pupils receiving sufficient credits, at the end of each Key Stage, are invited to a graduation day. This is held annually, usually at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, in the Summer Term.

Our pupils can also gain additional credits through the Passport to Learning Scheme. Pupils collect credits in their own Children’s University Passport by learning at verified “Public Learning Destinations” across Merseyside.  Learning Destinations are places and organisations that children can ‘travel’ with their Passport. They provide high-quality learning activities and experiences with a ‘wow’ factor and have passed the Children’s University’s own quality assurance process. A Learning Destination can range from a museum to a farm or from an airport to a university as long as the learning activity connects with Children’s University learning. Passports can be purchased from the school. Please see Sefton Children’s University website for an up to date list of accredited Learning Destinations.