"I understand the importance of helping children to see that
learning can take place both in and out of the classroom. It's for
this reason I'm delighted to become the Patron of Kent Children's
University as, through their Learning Destinations project, they
are giving children in Kent the chance to visit a range of local
attractions and discover that learning is fun.
Schemes like KCU not only help boost attainment, but help with
attendance, attitudes to learning and, perhaps most importantly,
give the children self-confidence. These days confidence in your
own abilities is so important, for everyone.
From what I've heard about KCU, it is clear that children, of all
ability levels, can gain much from participating. It's nice to see
that, in these more difficult economic times, the scheme is working
with not only the tourist attractions but after-school-clubs
Making it something everyone can take part in.
I know not all schools have affiliated yet. I recommend that
anyone who values the importance of their child's learning speaks
with their school and gets them to contact Guy. Affiliation isn't
difficult, and the impact has been proven to be significant. I'm
pleased to have been asked to become Patron of KCU and I hope, if
possible, to meet with the gold award winners and their families at
the annual award event in July."
Cheryl Baker, Feb 2012.
2012 Children's University