Children's University

Children’s University (CU) is a national project which engages children from the age of 7 – 13 in out of hours learning.   This learning happens in school clubs that take place at lunchtime and afterschool.  The children can also visit a variety of learning destinations including the Think Tank, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery as well as museums across the country.

The Children's University Birmingham graduation took place on in July 2015 at Aston University. Our African drumming group performed at the ceremony. This year seventeen pupils graduated, fifteen bronze awards (30 hours of learning) and three silver awards (65 hours of learning+). This celebration event was attended by parents and children. It was particularly inspiring to listen to the Birmingham Young Poet Laurete Lauren Williams.

This year more  sports activity have become validated learning programmes and all music lessons are now validated.  We are aiming to have Grove pupils graduating with gold, silver and bronze awards in 2016.

To find our more about Children's University nationally please click here.

Children's University


Handsworth Leisure Centre is now learning destinations.  

Strokes swimming lessons can earn your child hours on their Children's University Passport just take the passport along to the swimming lesson.  If your child does not have a passport please see Mrs Basnett (Y6) to get one.


Handsworth Park now has Children's University validated activities.  Just book a place on a family activity and take your passport along when you go and earn extra hours.  Follow the link to the website and search activities in Birmingham.



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