Children’s University

The Children’s University offers superior educational experiences for children aged between 7 and 14 years outside of school and recognises their achievements through the award of formal certificates and graduations. The model leverages local educational and learning activity providers such as the Royal Adelaide Show and has a strong emphasis on experience as a significant learning tool, acknowledging the value of the range of different learning experiences and environments in which children engage.

The SA Sheep Expo has been validated as a Learning Activity by the Children’s University Adelaide (CU Adelaide), and provides a high quality, voluntary educational experience for children aged from 12 years.

For children to develop resilience, optimism and confidence, the opportunity for self-directed learning beyond the classroom is key.

The Children's University fosters well being by promoting 'free range learning', encouraging children to try out new activities, discover new passions, visit new places and above all, have fun!

Benefits for students

Children's University Adelaide creates a context for children to construct identity through people, places and activities. By taking their passports to Learning Destinations, children are provided with a strategy to become successful learners; confident, creative, active and informed citizens. Children's University Adelaide allows students to make new friends that have similar interests, develop leadership skills, explore and develop new talents and celebrate and be rewarded for their achievements.

Benefits for parents

Relationships and participation with communities contribute to a child's belonging, being and becoming. Participating in the program enhances the communication, language, emotional and social development of students becoming autonomous in their own learning.

Children's University Adelaide provides quality assured activities out of the school grounds; opening up opportunities in a range of different learning environments. Children's University Adelaide also provides parents with another opportunity to be involved in school activities and celebrate their child’s achievements at formal graduation ceremonies.

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