07 September 2010

Successful pupils from Northamptonshire County Council’s Children’s University scheme will be honoured at a ceremony on Monday (13th September).

The Northamptonshire Children’s University is an education scheme for schoolchildren which emphasises the fun element of learning and encompasses university style freedom of choice. It is based at the University of Northampton and is an extension of Northamptonshire County Council’s existing study support service where learning opportunities take place outside of normal lessons and out of school hours.

Pupils will be presented with either bronze or silver awards by Chief Executive of Northamptonshire County Council Paul Blantern, Councillor Andrew Grant and Registrar and Clerk to the governing council at the University of Northampton Jane Bunce.

This is the third ceremony this year and will play host to over 100 young people. The event is also being organised by a team of young people.

The Children’s University also has its very first Chancellor, David Laing, who is currently the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire. He will be featured in a short film at the ceremony, filmed by children at the University.

Councillor Andrew Grant, cabinet member for children and young people said: “This is a wonderful celebration of the hard work that these young people have been doing. It’s good to see so many young people nurturing a love of learning which goes beyond the conventional classroom environment, and this will be the first step in their lifelong achievement.”