Hundreds attend graduations ceremonies of Devon Children’s University

Children from across Devon enjoyed their very own graduations after completing hundreds of hours of extra-curricular learning activities.

More than 500 youngsters taking part in Devon Children’s University, and their families, attended a series of celebrations at the end of October.

Dressed in graduation gowns and mortarboards, they were presented with graduation badges by Children’s University chancellors David Lawrence Jones and Professor Iain Stewart.

Devon Children’s University, run by Widening Participation specialists at the University of Plymouth, is open to those aged five to 14 and aims to raise aspirations and foster a love of learning.

More than 80 schools are signed up to the programme, and the graduations are open to children who have reached one of the gold levels, meaning they have completed at least 100 hours of validated Children’s University clubs and activities, outside of school hours.

Professor Iain Stewart with Devon Children's University graduates

Devon Children's University

Students enrolled at The Children’s University earn special passport stamps when they take part in learning activities and those who reach the gold standard of 100 hours will graduate on the Plymouth University campus.

The Devon Children’s University offers a wide-range of learning opportunities outside of school hours, right across the county.

Learn more about Devon Children's University