Croydon Children's University - Christmas newsletter

Everyone at Croydon Children's University would like to wish all students and their families a very Happy Christmas. We are looking forward to an exciting New Year with even more opportunities to earn points in your passports to Learning.

Over the Christmas holiday we will be adding a whole new page to our website listing a wide range of Learning Destinations that you can visit as well as some brilliant learning activities that you can download and complete.

We know that some of you are still waiting for your graduation award ceremony. Well the waiting is nearly over - our next Ceremony will be on Wednesday 12th February! There are lots of children who are due to graduate but don’t worry if we can’t fit you in this time round, more ceremonies are planned.

Croydon CU News

Croydon CU on the TV
We held 2 graduation ceremonies in 2013. The last graduation in November was filmed by Croydon TV and we are eagerly awaiting to see our first peek.  Watch this space we will let you know when it is available to watch on-line!

CU Ambassadors Wanted

We are looking for young people to become CU Ambassadors and to help us to make decisions that will make our Children’s University the best in the country.
We’d like to have ambassadors aged between 9-14 from as many schools as possible, so if you would like to become a Croydon CU ambassador, please let us know.
Your role would be 
  • helping plan events including our Graduation Ceremonies
  • promoting the Children’s University to other young people.
  • attending Ambassadors meetings 3 times a year.
How to apply:
Please send or email
  • a review of a Learning Destination that you have visited
  • tell us why they you like to become an ambassador 
  • what you would like to do to improve our Children’s University.


Many thanks to the parents who completed our survey at the last graduation. From your feedback we have plans to roll out e-passports to schools in the new year. By using e-passports alongside your paper ones, you can keep a track of your own points and we can monitor them. 

Social Media

You can keep up to date on Croydon Children’s University activities on our Facebook page. During the Christmas break we will use Facebook to signpost places you might want to visit. "Like" Us to receive information straight into your Facebook news feed.
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In 2013, The Hive has offered 350 hours of activities for young people aged 5 – 16, which provided 1800 places equating to approximately 70 five hour days.