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Children's University

Newport Children's University logo

The Children's University scheme awards participation in out of school hours activities. It is part of a national network of Children's University projects headed by Children and Young People's University Cymru (CYPUC).

Newport Children's University scheme was launched on 14th September 2009 and is part funded by University of Wales, Newport (First Campus).

Credits are awarded to young people who choose to attend a variety of learning activities out of normal school hours, including breakfast, lunchtime and after school clubs and evening, weekend and school holiday clubs and activities.


There are three age ranges:

  • Kid's College (Years 1 – 3, ages 5 - 8)
  • Children's University (Years 4 – 8, ages 9 - 13)
  • Youth University (Years 9 – 13, ages 14 - 19)


For young people…

  • develops lifelong learning
  • extends learning beyond normal school hours
  • enriches the normal school curriculum
  • rewards participation in out of school hours learning
  • improves confidence, self-esteem and independence
  • helps to develop a wide variety of interests, skills and knowledge
  • adds value to the activities that you were already doing anyway
  • it’s fun!!

For parents, guardians and carers…

  • a chance to share and celebrate your children’s achievements
  • develops opportunities for your children to learn outside normal teaching hours
  • provides your children with access to high quality programmes of learning

For schools…

  • gives external credit for activities which your students are often already taking part in
  • raises students’ self-esteem by giving an externally accredited certificate
  • keeps track of young people who regularly attend OSHL activities
  • rewards young people who progress through the Children's University award system


Newport Children’s University Coordinator

Lifelong Learning & Leisure
Newport City Council
Civic Centre
NP20 4UR
Telephone: (01633) 656656
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