Birmingham Libraries welcomes members of the Children’s University
Come along to your local library to get your Passport to Learning stamp.
What is the Children’s University?
The CU is a national scheme to improve standards of education, and recognises that not all learning takes place in school. The aim is to increase participation of children between 5 - 14 years in quality out of school hours learning at a network of ‘learning destinations’. Learning Destinations provide validated high quality learning activities and experiences with a 'wow' factor. All Birmingham Libraries including the Library of Birmingham are Learning Destinations. Children can use their Passport To Learning to ‘travel’ to Birmingham Libraries and other organisations partnered with the Children’s University.
How do I know if I am a member of the Children’s University?
Your school will have joined for you. It’s through your school that you get your Passport to Learning, which looks just like a passport.
What activities are recognised by the CU?
All library activities generally count as validated activities – if you are unsure, contact your local Library and ask for the Children’s Team.
What do I do?
It’s really easy! You use your passport to build up a record of out of school activity. All out of school activities in Birmingham Libraries have been validated by the Children’s University. All you have to do is attend an event/activity at the library of your choice to receive your stamp.
1. At the end of the event or activity you should receive a sticker or a stamp from the library you are at.
2. Each activity is generally equal to one stamp. This includes:
• Library workshops – Modelling, Badge making, Archives, Animation workshops and much much more
• Library events with – Magicians, Jugglers, Clowns, Stand-up comedy, Cookery, Science, Animals and again.. much more than can be added here