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Children's University Graduation 2020 - Congratulations!


62 children here at Millstead School have graduated this July and we are so proud of each and everyone of you :)


This year, for the first time in our organisation’s history, the current pandemic means that our graduation ceremonies are unable to go ahead. As we are unable to celebrate the student’s success through our usual graduation ceremonies, we hope these Toolkits will go some way to make their achievement special in the current climate.   
We are so disappointed that we cannot be with you to celebrate all our students fantastic learning, hobbies, interests and skills that have been gained on their Children’s University journey.   

In your Toolkit that you will receive in September you will find –  

• Graduates Certificates  
• A Children's University water bottle
and some pencils

• A link to several congratulations’ videos from local Patrons, Chancellors, Learning Destinations and supporters of Children’s University.  
• Some suggested activities for you to run at home to make an occasion of the day - Making your Own Mortar Board, Making Graduation Bunting, Making a Children’s University Time Capsule, Creating a Children’s University Year Book, The Children’s University Postcard Legacy.  


Please send us any pictures or videos of your celebrations so we can see what you have been up to in school!  :)

Our Graduates :)


Bronze Award - Hakeem, Matthew, Callum, Connor, Oliver, Jake, Libby, Zhi Peng, Lois, Jury, Connor, Harley, Joseph, Isla, Leila, Massine, Issac, Liam, Sam, Nischita, Mason, Hallie, Jack, Callum, Grace, Zephyr, Eve


Silver Award - Aqeeq, Enoch, Remerio, Lexi, Oliver, Louise, Gabriel, Alexis, Isabella, Charlie, Harry, Declan, Poppy, Evie Kate, Sange, Sian


Gold Award - Charlotte, Hafsa, Ellis, Jaydem, Jack, Tony, Gordon


Bronze certificate - Liliana, Emily, Evgenia, Joseph.


Silver certificate - Elliot, Jibrail, Achille.


Gold certificate - Kendra


Bronze Diploma - Zac, Muhammed


Silver Diploma - Lily


Bronze Degree - Eva


Can you make your own Mortar Board?


Use the picture below to make your own very special graduation hat :)


Why is it called a mortar board? 
The mortarboard borrows its name from the flat board used by bricklayers/masons to hold and lay mortar. Some people believe the reason the cap is square is because it represents the mortar board of a master workman.  

Half term Challenge - Happy holidays!
Click below to download the forms onto PDF for you to print and complete. Don't forget to send all your evidence to so we can collect all your credits!


Children's University at Millstead school


At Millstead School we run up to 35 lunchtimes clubs each week. This ranges from pamper club, lego club to singing and dance club. Each time a child attends a club of their choice, they earn Children's University 'credits'.


At the end of the year these credits are totalled up and children will attend a graduation ceremony. They get to wear a cap and gown and family and friends are invited to the special ceremony to help them to celebrate. :)


What is Children's University?


Children’s University is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning in children. This is done by encouraging and celebrating participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school. 

For every child that takes part in Children’s University, we want the following outcomes:

  • They feel they have grown in confidence and self-belief
  • They have enjoyed new experiences, in new places and want to keep exploring
  • They believe they have a broader range of essential skills
  • They feel empowered to make positive choices about their future
  • They see learning that is fun, aspirational and lifelong
  • They feel their eyes have been opened to a multiplicity of learning activities and opportunities
  • They feel celebrated for their commitment to learning by their family, school and community