Graduation day for primary school pupils

Pupils from Filey School,Stakesby School  in Whitby and Friarage School celebrate graduation from The Children's University in a ceremony held at The University of Hull. Picture: Tony Bartholomew
Pupils from Filey School,Stakesby School in Whitby and Friarage School celebrate graduation from The Children's University in a ceremony held at The University of Hull. Picture: Tony Bartholomew
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The proud parents of almost 200 local primary school children, including some from Scarborough, have watched them graduate from Scarborough’s Children’s University.

Pupils from Gladstone Road, Northstead, Friarage, and Braeburn Schools in Scarborough, Filey Juniors, Whitby’s Fylingdales and Stakesby Schools, and West Heslerton School took part in the national scheme.

It aims to increase their confidence and encourage learning and aspiration in fun and exciting ways, with learning activities both inside and outside school.

The programme, which is run by the University of Hull as part of its ongoing schools outreach and aspiration-raising activities, re-launched last autumn after a successful pilot scheme.

Children who took part this year attended graduation ceremonies at the University of Hull Scarborough Campus and were presented with their certificates by Principal Linda Hockley. In-school activities included lunchtime and after-school clubs, and taking part in volunteering, buddying, monitoring and school council activities. Children’s University Scarborough manager Richard Adams said: ““Those who take part start to realise that learning takes place everywhere, not just in a classroom.”