Monday, 29 October 2012

CU goes Off the Shelf!

Off the Shelf is a dynamic, distinctive and diverse festival of words which features 200 events including readings, debates, workshops, poetry, storytelling, readers’ events, walks, talks, community events, a programme for children and young people and more.

As part of the Off the Shelf festival, Sheffield CU has two of its fantastic Learning Destinations in the Winter Garden doing fantastic FREE activities for children and young people to enjoy. Imagination Gaming are there from today (Monday 29th October) until Wednesday, 10am - 3pm doing story writing with a difference, where the toss of a dice helps create your plot and characters! Sherlock Bone will be there on Thursday and Friday, 10am - 3pm and need help solving the mystery at the crime scene!

Both activities are free, and there's no need to book, just drop in! Please take your Children's University Passport to Learning (available to buy for £2 from the library if you don't have one!) to collect CU credits for taking part in the activities! 

For more information about the festival, visit their website

To find out about other exciting activities happening in the holidays where children and young people can collect CU credits, visit and download our October Passport to Learning newsletter from the bottom of the page!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Planning your October holiday fun?

Do you have your Passport to Learning yet? 

There are lots of fun and exciting activities taking place outside of normal school hours in different places across Sheffield where children and young people can collect learning credits. These credits will be added to the ones children collect in school to earn Children’s University Awards. To collect these credits, they need a Passport to Learning. These cost £2 and are available to purchase at Sheffield libraries and some Learning Destinations.

All children and young people have to do is to ask their parents to sign the consent form inside the CU Passport to give permission for the Learning Destination to pass essential information to Sheffield Children’s University (Sheffield City Council). They can then take the Passport to any of the registered CU Learning Destinations across the city such as museums, libraries and local clubs and take part in their learning activities. Participation will be recorded on a register and the hours will contribute to the Awards Certificates sent to them through school. To get your credits, you MUST make sure your name is put on a register at the activity AS WELL AS the stamps in your Passport!!

The latest addition of our Passport to Learning activity newsletter for the October half term holidays can be downloaded here:

On it you will find all the activities happening during the half term holidays where children and young people can collect credits, and learn new and exciting things!