What is Ashdown University for Children?
The Ashdown University for Children (AUC) aims to promote exciting learning opportunities and experiences outside normal school hours for children aged 7 to 11 (and 5 and 6 year olds with their families). At the heart of its work is the ambition to raise aspirations, boost achievement and foster a love of learning, so that young people can make the most of their abilities and interests.
What is a Learning Destination?
Learning Destinations are places and organisations to which children can 'travel' with their Passport To Learning. They provide high quality learning activities and experiences with a 'wow' factor. A Learning Destination can range from a museum to a farm or from an airport to a school.
Recognising and rewarding participation
Ashdown University for Children students use university passports in which they record the number of hours of completed AUC validated learning activities. Children are encouraged to progress through the certification scheme, based on the number of hours of attendance throughout their involvement with the Ashdown University for Children and Graduate at a special ceremony.