Children’s University is a scheme in which children can have fun learning outside the classroom. There are a variety of activities taking place all around the country, including visiting castles, playing sports, arts and crafts, nature trails and many more!

Organisations and establishments across Peterborough, such as Vivacity and Nene Park Trust (Ferry Meadows), as well as our own school clubs, currently offer young people opportunities to learn new things in their own time.

Members of the Children’s University can take part in these activities and earn ‘hours of learning’ leading to gaining certificates that show their achievements.  This is followed by graduation ceremonies (when enough hours have been accrued) just like in an adult university!  As this is a national scheme, you can even take your passport away with you on holiday and earn ‘learning hours’ whilst visiting any Children’s University registered venue around the country.

Children wishing to take part will need to purchase a ‘Passport for Learning’ (£6.00) in which they can log their hours. They will also be provided with log-in details to the website where they can discover learning destinations in Peterborough and across the country.  Children can visit these venues with friends and parents during the holidays or weekends and take their passports with them to be stamped as proof of their learning.  Longthorpe Primary School is registered as a learning destination with Children’s University so, if your child attends a lunch time or after school club, they will be able to receive a stamp for this too!

To find out more about Children’s University and see what activities are available in the area please visit