About Glasgow CU

Glasgow Children's University is the first local Children's University centre to be established in Scotland under the umbrella of Children's University Trust Scotland.  It is managed by the University of Strathclyde in partnership with Glasgow City Council, member schools and other organisations.

What is Children's University?

Children's University recognises achievement and celebrates learning that takes place outwith normal school hours: before and after school and at lunchtimes, weekends and during school holidays.  Children aged 7 to 14 (and 5 and 6 year olds with their families) gain credits for taking part in activities such as after-school clubs, drama groups, sports teams or learning experiences at museums, parks and community centres. Learning need not be purely academic; often it is about building practical skills.

Participation is voluntary, enabling children to explore different learning environments, to become independent and confident learners. Our aim is to raise aspirations, boost achievement and encourage a love of learning. Above all it should be fun!

What are learning destinations?

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.  Learning destinations display the CU's Learning Destination logo, clearly visible to children who may want to use their Passport to Learning there.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum was one of the first city venues to be validated as a Children's University public learning destination.  Glasgow's rich cultural heritage, it's libraries, sports and leisure facilities and country parks provide a wealth of innovative, interactive and fun learning opportunities that can be accessed by children and families after school, at weekends and during school holidays.

How can I get involved?

If your school is interested in becoming part of Glasgow CU, or if you think your organisation could offer a potential learning opportunity for Glasgow CU, then please contact us.


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