About the programme

London South East Children’s University is an award programme that encourages children aged between 5 to 14 to get involved in lots of exciting activities to develop their knowledge and skills whilst increasing their aspirations for the future by participating in extra-curricular activities.

London South East Children’s University logo

This programme works across Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich and is part of a network of Children’s Universities across the UK, so children can also earn stamps wherever they are in the country.

When children join the award programme, they will receive their own passport to learning and gain a 'time stamp' for every hour of activity completed at a validated Learning Destination. Each activity brings the child closer to a graduation certificate presented at a special university-style graduation ceremony. The hours continue to accumulate each year so that children can earn different achievement levels and awards, dependent on the number of hours they have achieved.

Children's University - university-style graduation ceremony
Children's University - university-style graduation ceremony

There are already lots of Learning Destinations that have signed up to the London South East Children’s University, from kayaking on Danson Lake to following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin at Down House, with plenty more places and activities looking to get involved.

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Children's University - university-style graduation ceremony

You can find out more information about the programme, the Learning Destinations that are available and how to get involved, by visiting the London South East Colleges website.

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You can also find out further information about the Children's University Trust.