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Knowsley’s latest young graduates

by Laura Johnston

Young people in Knowsley experienced their own graduation day this June after completing Knowsley Children’s University.

Children’s University is an exciting enrichment opportunity for five to 14-year-olds to try new skills, develop new interests and gain new skills outside of school hours.

At the end of the programme, the young people attend their own graduation ceremony and are awarded with a national certificate of achievement. On their graduation day, the learners receive an award based on the number of learning hours they complete, beginning at Bronze Award which is 30+ hours of learning. The National Gold Postgraduate Award is also up for grabs for children who have completed a massive 500+ hours of learning.

Children’s Universities in Knowsley, St Helen’s, Halton and Salford are managed by Enrich Education which Knowsley Council have worked with to start up and develop.

Over the past year, Enrich Education has co-ordinated and delivered graduation ceremonies to more than 2,900 pupils in 60 schools across these areas. Over 1,900 pupils from 30 schools in Knowsley have participated and graduated in the programme this year. More than 10,000 young people have taken part in total since the start of the programme in 2009.

The young people who completed Knowsley Children’s University experienced the real deal, attending Liverpool Hope University for their ceremony complete with a cap, gown, stole and mortarboard.

Take a look at local ‘graduates’ celebrating their big day after all of their hard work…