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Pupils encouraged to learn more alone at Hove school
Students at Blatchington Mill School have been invited to take part in a nationwide learning project.
Blatchington Mill is one of 15 junior and secondary schools across Brighton and Hove that have been invited to join The Children’s University (CU).
This nationwide project aims at encouraging students to learn independently and to get involved in sport, music and other extracurricular learning activities and hobbies.
Students can earn points and work their way through the awards towards a degree.
They will also be able to attend the first graduation ceremony, to be held in The Dome.
Tutor Rebecca Ewbank said: “Students will see the benefits of continuing their learning outside of the classroom; the rewards that this can bring and the confidence which can result from expanding their knowledge through quiet and individual study time.”
All Year 7 and Year 8 students at Blatchington Mill School will be invited to get involved and the school will be issuing Learning Passports after the February half-term holiday.
Head teacher Janet Felkin, said: “We are determined to fulfil our commitment to our students by actively encouraging them to get involved and take advantage of all the opportunities that are available to them.
The Children’s University will provide an excellent addition to their learning experience and we look forward to applauding all those students at their graduation ceremony next year.”
The CU aims at raising aspirations, boosting achievements and developing a love for learning.
It aspires to enable young people take advantage of their abilities and interests, regardless of their background.
The project aims to particularly reach children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through the targeting of grants to, and the promotion of activities in, areas of deprivation.
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