YOUNGSTERS in Scarborough donned their cap and gowns to enjoy a graduation ceremony with a difference.
The pupils from Northstead Primary School were the stars of the show during a special event from the Children’s University.
Based at the University of Hull, Scarborough Campus, the course saw children between seven and 14-years-old take part in various lessons which complemented the national curriculum.
A key strand of the work looked at science-based investigations and the concept of sound, with pupils tasked with setting up companies to design ear muffs before going on to sell them to a panel of judges.
The youngsters received their certificates from the University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor John Leach and Scarborough deputy mayor cllr Helen Mallory, with Dave Overton, a lecturer and co-ordinator of the Children’s University, hailing the scheme a great success.
He said: “This has been a great scheme and we really enjoyed seeing the first children graduate from it.
“I first saw the impact of the Children’s University when I worked as a teacher in Hull and it is a really positive initiative and can make a real difference.
“The children benefit greatly from the scheme, but our students also find it really eye-opening. The experience of mentoring the young people is mutually beneficial and helps to strengthen the partnership between the University and the local community.” Picture submitted