BY Daniel Harkins | November 20 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

7-CHILDREN'S-UNIVERSITY

Hats off to Children’s University graduates

Catholic pupils in Glasgow were given a taste of the academic life of their elders as they recently graduated from a Children’s University.

The award-winning programme, run by Strathclyde University and the Children’s University Scotland Trust, rewards children for taking part in learning outside normal school hours, with the pupils gaining credits for taking part in after-school clubs, drama groups, sports teams and visits to museums, parks and community centres.

More than 200 people attended the graduation ceremony, with parents and teachers celebrating the achievements of the pupils.

Young students from St Mungo’s Academy, St Andrew’s Secondary School and St Francis of Assisi Primary School made up some of the graduates after having collected stamps on a ‘Passport to Learning’ and amassed credits which were converted into bronze, silver and gold awards.

St Francis of Assisi Primary’s P5 group were amongst those being rewarded by the university, and dressed in traditional gown and mortarboard for the celebrations (above).

Anton Gallagher, principal teacher at the school, said his pupils were the youngest group to graduate from the scheme, giving them ‘the possible historic distinction of being Strathclyde University’s youngest ever graduates!’

“Eat your heart out John Logie Baird!” he added.

 

—daniel@sconews.co.uk

 

—This story ran in full in the November 20 edition print of the SCO, available in parishes.

 

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